News & Events

West Australian Ballet


September 12-28 2019

His Majesty's Theatre

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

West Australian Ballet 

ALICE (in wonderland)

Nov 22 - Dec 15 2019 

His Majesty's Theatre 

WA Philharmonic 


Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Tutus, Tiaras and Toads 

Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS

12 May 2019 

Women on the Podium 

Ambassador and Faculty 

March 2019 Perth WA


April 1 2019

Announced as Ambassador for AMEB 

2019 Online Orchestra Project 

Girls Night Out 

Perth Symphony 

Astor Theatre 

May 30-31 2019 


Opening of the Adelaide Festival 

Adelaide Festival Orchestra 

Mar 2 2019 

Elder Park 

National Geographic

'Symphony for Our World' Tour 2018-19




Gold Coast 


More dates and locations soon 

Macau Symphony Orchestra 


Heroes in Concert 

Macau, China

June 30 2018 

Michael Bolton Australia NZ Tour 


June 2018 

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland, Perth 

Ministry of Sound - Orchestrated


Perth Symphony Orchestra

March 24 2018 

Kings Park  

The Dallas Opera 

US Premiere of Sunken Garden 

Assistant/Cover Conductor 

Dallas, Texas USA 

Feb 19-March 17 2018

The Dallas Opera 

Conductor - Offenbach's Pepito

March 10 Performance 

Dallas Opera Orchestra, Texas, USA 

Perth Symphony Summer Series

Conductor and host 

Music At Murdoch Feb 18 

Romance on the Green 

Rockingham Feb 17 

Town of Claremont Feb 10

Sorrento Quay Feb 14 

Perth Symphony Orchestra

Conductor and host 

City of Kwinana Rock Symphony 

Dec 17 2017 

Churchill Fellowship

Performance Excellence in Classical Music 

November 2017 

New York, Chicago, San Diego, LA

October 16-21 2017

WA Academy of Performing Arts 

Conductor - Opera season

MOZART The Impresario

POULENC Les Mamelles de Tiresias 

Geoff Gibbs Theatre , WAAPA West Australia 



‘The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses’

Asia Pacific Tour

Auckland 14 August

Perth 24 August

Singapore 26 August

Melbourne 3 September


JULY 14 &15 2017
Disney in Concert


‘A Dream is a Wish’

Marina Bay Sands Master Card Theatre



JULY 20 2017

‘The Art of Symphony’


Kate Ceberano & the Perth Symphony Orchestra

Heath Leger State Theatre

Western Australia


JULY 30 2017

‘Serenades in the City’

Perth Chamber Orchestra

Conductor and Artistic Director

Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Elgar

Government House,

Western Australia

Institute for Women Conductors

The Dallas Opera / San Francisco USA

April 11-14 2017 


Perth Chamber Orchestra

An Irish Night: 'Strings, Stout and Storytelling'

Wed March 15th Fremantle Town Hall

Sibelius, Bartok, Dvorak  and Irish favourites 

Soloist and conductor 


Free Summer Concert Series:

Conductor - Perth Symphony Orchestra 

Soloists Jenna Robertson (Soprano), Jay Weston (Tenor), Justin Burford 

Sorrento  Quay Boardwalk 

Valentine's Day Concert 

February 14 2017 

Music @ Murdoch Concert

February 19th 2017 

Romance on the Green

City of Rockingham 

February 25th 2017 

All info at 

Beethoven Symphony No 2


Perth Chamber Orchestra 

BShed Fremantle WA 

Dec 11 2016


City of Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

Guest Conductor - Glazunov, Vivaldi, Prokofiev 

Fremantle, WA 

December 11 2016 


REAF Festival (Karratha WA)

Presenter and Musical Director 

September 24th 


Anthony Callea & Perth Symphony

Performance for AHG Awards for Excellence 

September 17 


North of Perth Music Festival 


September 11, September 18


Rio Tinto 50th Anniversary Performance 

Perth Symphony Orchestra

World Premiere comissioned composition

Friday Aug 26th Ticketed event 

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre 


Perth Chamber Orchestra 'Bach by Candelight'

Artistic Director / Conductor 

August 31 2016 Tickets on sale now SOLD OUT 


WAAPA 25th Anniversary Gala Concert 

Faith Court Orchestra Guest Conductor 

August 12 2016 Perth Concert Hall Bizet / Parry / Smith



Australian Band and Orchestra Director's Festival


Aug 6 & 7 2016 Perth, WA


Institute for Women Conductor's at The Dallas Opera 

Summer workshop 25-28 July 2016 Dallas, Texas 


RTRfm & WA Museum Present 'A Moment In Time'

with Perth Symphony & Conductor Jessica Gethin

Friday 3 June 2016 Tickets


Conductor for OperaBox's production of Donizetti's Anna Bolena 

Albany WA Tour April 2016


Perth Chamber Orchestra presents 'An Irish Night: 1916 Remebered' Jessica Gethin Conductor, Artistic Director

and Soloist. Featuring Mahler Adagietto, Ae Fond Kiss and Women of Ireland.

March 23rd 2016 Perth City GPO Tickets 


March 14th 2016 Guest panellist at CEDA Conference 'Encouraging Everyday Entrepreneurialism' Tickets


Guest Conductor for Music Under the Stars with Soprano Emma Pearson. Feb 28th 7pm St Mary's Anglican Girls School 


Jessica conducts 'Music @ Murdoch' Perth Symphony Big Band & Strings perform hits from Buble and Adele to  

Zepplin and Blues Bros. Murdoch University, Sunday 21 February West Australia. Tickets 


Perth Symphony Orchestra presents 'The Snowman' Saturday December 19 @ Scotch College 2pm & 4pm shows.

Tickets on sale now! Jessica will be conducting and hosting this children's classic with live

orchestra to film screen.


Jessica heads to Dallas, Texas USA to commence her Fellowship at the Institute of Women Conductors

this November with the Dallas Opera, working with conductors Emmanuel Vuillaume and Nicole Paiement. 


October 2015: WA Opera 'FAUST" rehearsals have begun! Jessica is Assistant Conductor to Brad Cohen for the Oct/Nov

season at 

His Majesty's Theatre, Perth Australia. Tickets:


October 2016: Jessica was listed in the Australian Financial Review's '100 Women of Infleunce' in Australia for 2015


Jessica was recently interviewed for the brand new Perth City Style Magazine -Spring Issue which launched this week.

See page 9 for the feature spread on her life as a conductor.


Jessica featured in the BMW Marque Magazine Spring edition which was released this week,

see page 50 for the three page spread!


4 September 2015 Jessica will team up with legendary Justin Burford (former End of Fashion frontman)

to perform at an awards night at Fraser's in Perth, WA.


29 August 2015 Jessica was MD for 2013 X Factor Winner Dami Im (

with Perth Symphony at the Crown Perth for an exclusive show for AHG's Awards of Excellence


30 September Perth Chamber Orchestra's Vivaldi by Candlelight concert announced!

Sept 30 6.30pm St Georges Cathedral, Perth WA. 

Visit www.perthsymphony for tickets (Last year sold out so be quick!)


November/December 2015 Jessica will head to Texas to commence her Fellowship with the Dallas Opera


November 19 2015 Jessica will be musical director for the exclusive performance of

'Swing on This' for the Pinnacle Awards Night featuring some of Perth Symphony's top jazz musicians


28 September 2015 Jessica will spend the week as Conductor in Residence at the

WA Youth Chamber Music Camp,held at the University of WA.

Closing Concert Thurs Oct 1st. Enrol here


Coming soon! Watch this space for announcements of Perth Chamber Orchestra's

next two concerts and something special for the young ones in December.


October 2015 Jessica announced as Assistant Conductor to Brad Cohen for

\WA Opera's production of FAUST (Gounod) in Oct/Nov 2015



August 14 2015 Jessica will head to Melbourne to conduct in a Symphony Services Australia

showcase withthe Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Debussy- Brahms- Mozart)


August 2015 Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA WA)

Following last year's success, Jessica has been asked back to run the Conductor Feedback Sessions for

155 Band and Orchestra's that perform in the Festivals over two weekends in August.


5 August 2015: Jessica returns as WAAPA Alumni to guest speak at the

WAAPA Creative Conference: FOCUS 


July 2015 Jessica was featured in an article for The West Australian newspaper wriiten by

arts jounalist William Yeoman. Read the article online here


July 27 2015 Jessica appeared in Sydney as Presenter for the 2015 Helpmann Awards at the

Capitol Theatre, Sydney. The Awards were televised live on Foxtel Arts.

Pictured here on the red carpet wearing a gown by WA label Zhivago, with friend and cellist James Beck. 


July 24 2015 Jessica spent the day visiting schools to celebrate Planet Ark's National Tree Day

as part of her AHG Ambassador role. Thanks to Big Rock Toyota for their $500 donations to

Jessica's old primary school, Liwara, and her son Finn's current primary school, Carine Primary! 


July 1 2015 Jessica is thrilled to announce exclusive global representation with

Orpheus Management Group (Singapore). Jessica is looking forward to working with

Orpheus Managing Director Mindy Coppin, who comes with a wealth of experience in the industry.



June 25 2015 Jessica appeared as keynote speaker for Ernst & Young's High Performance Teams training, where

she spoke of Leadership using the metaphor of the orchestra and conductor relationship. 


June 22 2015 Jessica was announced as the winner of the prestigious 'Brian Stacey

Emerging Australian Conductor Award' for 2015, at the Helpmann Nominations

media launch in Melbourne. She is the 20th winner and second last to ever receive the award which 

comes with $10,000 to invest in furthering her career on the podium. 


June 6 2015 Jessica and her daughter Olivia (pictured right) attended the

Launch of the new 2015 Toyota Camry as part of Jessica's AHG Ambassador role. 


June 5 2015 Jessica was delighted to be announced as an Inaugural Fellow into the

Institute of Women Conductors with the Dallas Opera. She was selected as one of six

conductors chosen internationally from 27 countries to travel to Dallas commencing this November.

Read the press release here:


June 1 2015 Jessica has been selected to feature in the 2016 Who's Who in Australia;

a publication celebrating extraordinary Australian individuals who have excelled in their field. 

Jessica was congratulate for her prolific contribution the the Australian music industry. 


May 2015 

Jessica received a nomination for the West Australian of the Year Award

(Arts and Cuture category)


Wednesday 18 May 2015 

Guest conductor (rehearsal)

Beethoven Sym 2 / Dvorak Cello Concerto

Fremantle Symphony Orchestra


Sunday 3 May 2015

Leeuwin Estate Telethon Lunch 

Musical Director for PSOTE

Fundraising event for Telethon Institute


Friday 1 May 2015

Host music education concert 

'Mini Maestros' & 'Meet the Orchestra'

Scotch College, Claremont WA 


Wednesday 18th March 2015 

Guest conductor - rehearsal

Shostakovich Symphony 5 

Faith Court  Orchestra 

WAAPA Auditorium, Perth WA


Saturday 7 March 2015 

Leeuwin Estate Concert 

Conductor (pictured right)

Soloists Bryn Terfel, Rachelle Durkin,

Lisa McCune and Perth Symphony 




Saturday 14 February 2015 

Perth Symphony Touring Ensemble MD

Valentine’s Day Concert 

Claremont WA

Free Family Event 


Thursday 12 February 2015

Conductor ‘A Night on Broadway’

Perth Symphony and soloists David Hobson and Silvie Paladino

Joondalup Resort, WA

Tickets from City of Joondalup website 


Sunday 1 February 2015 

Launch Scotch College/PSO Mentor Program 

Swanbourne, WA

Private Function 


Thursday 27 November 

WA Pinnacle Awards, Perth, WA

Conductor of the Opening Performance 

Orchestra, soloists and Pipe Band


Wed 5 November 2014 

Co Artistic Director 

Perth Chamber Orchestra 

Vivaldi by Candlelight 

Perth, WA


Sat 1st Nov 2014 

Perth Symphony Touring Ensemble

Conduct/ MD and Host 

Town of Claremont Family Concert 


8 October 2014

Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

Guest Conductor - Tchaikovsky Symphony 6


2 October 2014 

WA Youth Chamber Music Program

Holiday Program Tutor and Orchestra Conductor

University of Western Australia


16/17 August 2014

Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association 

Band Conductor Feedback Sessions -Perth WA


9/10 August 2014

Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association 

Orchestra Adjudicator - Perth WA


Sat 14th June 2014

Perth Symphony Touring Ensemble

Telethon Fundraising Lunch - MD

Cable Beach Resort, Broome, WA


Sat 31 May 2014 

Private Concert 

Chamber Orchrestra Performance at Leeuwin Estate Winery


Women, the Arts and Leadership - Guest Speaker

April 4th  Senior Students Retreat from Perth High Schools


Stravinsky - A Soldier’s Tale 


7.30pm Thursday March 20 2014 

Music Auditorium 

WA Academy Performing Arts (WA Conservatorium)


University of WA Symphony Orchestra

7, 14, 28 March 2014

Guest Conductor (Mozart Symphony 40)

Callaway Auditorium , Nedlands WA


Symphony By The Lake: A Summer Proms Concert 

Perth Symphony Orchestra - Conductor

Saturday 8th March 2014 

Tickets on sale now

Lake Claremont Grounds 


A Night at the Opera

22 February 2014

Free Family Event (Town of Claremont and North Street Music)

Musical Director / arranger/ conductor 


Leeuwin Estate Concert 

Diana Krall, Perth Symphony Orchestra & James Morrison

15 / 16 February 2014

Conductor for James Morrison & PSO



Beethoven 7th, Beer and Bratwurst 

Perth Chamber Orchestra 

Wednesday 10th December 2013

B Shed - Fremantle, WA




Perth Symphony Strings in Spring 

Claremont WA 

Saturday 2 November 2013

Free Family Event 


PCO @ The Art Gallery 

Musical Director / MC

Friday 1 December 2013

Highlights from 2013 MC /MD


Vivaldi by Candelight 

Co Artistic Director 

25 September 2013

Wesley Church Perth City 


North of Perth Eisteddfod 

Head String and Ensembles Adjudicator

14/21 September 2013


AHG Awards Night 

14 September 2013

Perth Symphony Orchestra

Conductor - Opera Highlights 

Crown Casino, Perth WA 


Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven & Rachmaninov 


August 25th 2013



ABODA Orchestra Festival


August 10/11 2013


KPMG Guest Speaker

Women in Business 

11 July 2013


Perth Chamber Orchestra - Official Launch 

GPO Building, Forest Chase, Perth

Wednesday April 10 2013 6pm

Conductor/ Musical Director / MC

Tickets from


Symphony By The Lake: A Summer Proms Concert 

Perth Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 9th March 2013 

Details at

Tickets on sale now from:


Valentine’s Day Concert

Feb 14th 2013 City of Joondalup, Joondalup Golf Resort 

Perth Symphony Orchestra, Scotch Choir

Soloists: Sara Macliver (soprano), Paul Wright (violin), Mark Underwood (vocals)

Free tickets available for all City of Joondalup residents


New Year’s Eve ‘Vienna Pop’s’ Concert 2012 

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Pops Orchestra

31st December 2012



Perth Chamber Orchestra

Private launch (Public launch in 2013)

Conductor/ Musical Director

Concertmaster Paul Wright 

November 25th 2012


ABC Studios Recording, Perth WA

Perth Symphony Orchestra

2 new works (World premiere) by Carlo Mandofia

July/August 2012


Lottery West Cinema Advertisement 

Musical Director 

Members from the Perth Symphony Orchestra 

14th May 2012 James Hewgill Music Studios (Produced by MDS)


The ‘Best of British’ Concert

Perth Pops Orchestra

Perth Concert Hall, WA

7.30pm Saturday 12th May 2012

Tickets available from: BOCS TICKETING


Premiere of ‘Red Green Blue’ by Mary Finsterer

Juniper Chamber Orchestra

Callaway Auditorium, University of WA

7.30pm March 30th 2012


ABC Studios Recording, Perth WA

Perth Symphony Orchestra

New work (World premiere) by Carlo Mandofia

Soloist: Graeme Gilling (Piano)

February 29th 2012


Leeuwin Estate Concert 2012

Perth Symphony Orchestra

Soloists: Marina Prior, David Hobson and James Morrison

February 11 & 12, Leeuwin Estate Winery, South West WA

Tickets from


New Years Eve ‘Vienna Pops’ Concert 2011

Perth Pops Orchestra

Perth Concert Hall, WA

Saturday 31st December 2011

Tickets available from: BOCS TICKETING


World’s Festival Closing Concert 2011

Perth Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Lucy Durack (from ‘Wicked’)

7.00pm Saturday 17th December 2011

The Esplanade, Fremantle, WA


ABC Studios Recording (World Premiere)

Perth Symphony Orchestra

‘In Memorium’ Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Carlo Mandofia

Soloist: Graeme Gilling (Piano)

November 23rd 2011


‘Symphony By The Bay’ Perth Symphony Orchestra Launch

Perth Symphony Orchestra

University of Western Australia, Riley Oval, Nedlands, WA

6.30pm Sunday 13th November 

Soloists Sara Macliver (Soprano), 

Paul Wright (Violin) and Sophie Walker (Cello)

Tickets available from:


‘Preludes’ Presented by Fremantle Symphony

Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

Fremantle Town Hall, WA

3pm Sunday 11th September 2011

Wagner/ Debussy/ Liszt / Tomasi / Bax 

Soloist: Matt Hinchliffe (ABC YPA Finalist)

Tickets available from:


WA Symphony Orchestra - ECho Director (Season Two)

Education Chamber Orchestra

Perth Concert Hall, WA

September 2011

Tickets available from:


Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Perth Modern Auditorium, WA

3pm Sunday 26th June 2011

Programme: Beethoven / Elgar / Tchaikovsky

Tickets available from:


The ‘Best of British’ 20th Year Anniversary Concert

Perth Pops Orchestra

Perth Concert Hall, WA

7.30pm Saturday 21st May 2011

Tickets available from: BOCS TICKETING


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