String Sessions Program

String Sessions featuring Jessie Gordon and Phil Walleystack is a brand-new concept that puts WA’s leading singer-songwriters together with a lush strings section, hosted by Perthonality Blake Williams, for an evening of stories, songs and symphony strings at The Rechabite Hall in Northbridge on Thursday 6th October! Think Jools Holland meets Graham Norton meets Concert. 

Host: Blake Williams 

Performing Artists: Phil Walleystack, Jessie Gordon (Featuring Mark Turner) 

Jessie GORDON, arr. Johannes Luebbers – We’ll Run Away
Jessie GORDON, arr. Johannes Luebbers – Leaving No Trace
Jessie GORDON, arr. Johannes Luebbers – Let Me Drift
Jessie GORDON, arr. Johannes Luebbers – Torch and Stone
George GERSHWIN & Ira GERSHWIN, arr. Johannes Luebbers – Someone to Watch Over Me
Jessie GORDON, arr. Johannes Luebbers – Mountain Pure


Phil WALLEYSTACK – Memories
Phil WALLEYSTACK – On The Rock
Phil WALLEYSTACK – Mother’s Song
Phil WALLEYSTACK – Man of Culture
William BRADBURY – Solid Rock  

Dean DILLON & Linda HARGROVE – Tennessee Whisky
Ben E. KING, Jerry LEIBER & Mike STOLLER – Stand By Me 


Violin 1 Pascale Whiting, Brian Kruger, Runa Murase, Yasmin Omran, Jasmin Parkinson-Stewart 

Violin 2 Rachael Aquilina, Juila Watson, Jasmin Middleton, Anastasiya Dudar 

Viola Alix Hamilton, Cheralyn Simpson, Erica Ketterer 

Cello Sacha McCulloch, Catherine Tabi 

Bass Nick Abbey 

Creative Producer: Bourby Webster 

Production Manager: Donelle Gardiner 

Marketing Manager: Callen Dellar 

Orchestra Manager: Georgina Harper 

Artistic Planning & Artist Liaison: Emily Gelineau 


Thank you to The Rechabite for making this concert possible. We would like to thank our Concert Partner Pitcher Partners, Principal Partner the Minderoo Foundation, and Sustainability Partner Warburton Giving.