Wise Music Congratulates William Barton

Wise Music Congratulates William Barton
William Barton
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William Barton has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He is the first Indigenous appointee to an expanded Board of 11 members.

Barton said: “I am excited to join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors at this moment in the Orchestra’s history. I have a great affection for the musicians of the Orchestra and for the organisation’s commitment to contemporary music and Australian artists. I am honoured to be part of the engine room of change, and, in my role, I hope to connect people of all walks of life through open conversation and actioning our intentions through the vibrancy of music and reinforcing the legacy of arts culture and language for the next generations to come.”

Across the global Wise Music business, our Managing Directors, Board members and Staff are thrilled by the news. Wise Music congratulates William Barton and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.


Explore the unique music of William Barton. Here is a sample of Barton’s works:


For Orchestra:

Of The Earth (Commissioned by Sydney Symphony Orchestra)

Apii Thatini Mu Murtu (commissioned by Queensland Symphony Orchestra)


For String Orchestra:

Elements of the Earth (Commissioned by Melbourne String Ensemble)



For Large Ensemble:

The Rising of Mother Country (Commissioned by Adelaide Festival)

Is This Jazz Enough (Commissioned by Perth International Jazz Festival)