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Orchestra Victoria has announced the appointment of award-winning Australian conductor Jessica Gethin as Artistic Adviser.

The Artistic Adviser is Orchestra Victoria’s lead artistic role, offering expert guidance on upholding performance standards as a world-class pit orchestra for its performance partners, which include Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet.

Gethin will work closely with the Orchestra’s management in relation to musician recruitment and performance, collaborate with key artistic personnel from Orchestra Victoria’s performance partners, and offer repertory advice to create and prepare the Orchestra’s self-presented programs as per the Company’s Strategic Plan.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts