• Gethin drew music of aching beauty

  • a consummate musician who knows how to get the best out of her players

  • Gethin’s conducting is superb

Media

‘Under the baton of Jessica Gethin, a consummate musician who knows how to get the best out of her players… Gethin’s conducting is superb. She is energetic to the nth degree, but not a skerrick of that energy is wasted. And the orchestra responds with dedication and sheer hard work… evident from the opening bars of Bernstein’s Overture to Candide’

 Australian Arts Hub

‘This was one of the most exciting and moving performances of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing; swift, crisp and shapely, with plenty of colour and nuance… In the famous second movement especially, conductor Jessica Gethin controlled the ebb and flow of tension with goosebump-inducing artistry … the standing ovation that followed was more than deserved’

The West Australian Newspaper

‘Conductor Jessica Gethin drew music of aching beauty from the orchestra, the opening bars combining with a yearning phrase of violas and ‘celli, these two figures interweaving and finally, expanding to include the full orchestra, the movement ending with rapturous sigh of the violins…. the woodwind brought some pause, in further contrast to the dominant whirling rhythms, before the tutti led to an exhilarating conclusion and the capacity audience to its feet’.

Australian Arts Hub 

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‘One of the stand-out aspects of the evening’s performance was the joy of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra with Jessica Gethin conducting the ballet (Giselle)…’

 Australian Arts Hub – September 2019

‘While atop her podium, waving, hooking, slashing and poking her baton like a wizard casting spells to summon the heavenly, and sometimes slightly more demonic, sounds of the orchestra, Gethin was a performance on her own. Oozing elegance and grace throughout …. she looked like a force to be reckoned with’

X Press Magazine review – October 2018

‘Jessica Gethin’s conducting was lithe and exuberant, and the choir gave everything a more gargantuan pacing and atmosphere that pierces through even the simplest of scenes’

Malaysian Philharmonic – Symphony for our World review – October 2018

‘The star of the evening was undoubtedly the gifted conductor, Jessica Gethin… Gethin conducts like there’s no tomorrow. Like a well-trained dancer, she moves her arms not from the shoulder but from the spine. Her movements are graceful and refined, with no waste of energy, and she seems to relate to every player as an individual. She drew some truly elegant playing, turning them into the makings of a fine orchestra’.

 Australian Arts Hub – November 2011
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