Jessica Gethin

5 Questions for Jessica Gethin

As she prepares to lead the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in its return to the concert hall, the conductor tells Angus McPhersonwhat she’s been up to during the shutdowns.

What have you missed most, having to be away from the concert hall?

Sound! Nothing can imitate or replicate the beauty and rawness of a symphony orchestra playing live together in a good acoustic. Even though I’ve experienced it hundreds of times, there is still something special about the anticipation that exists in the atmosphere as 70 individual musicians take to the stage and warm up, then with one breath and a single...