Perth Symphony Orchestra in a unique partnership with Murdoch University and support from the City of Melville presents the Perth Symphony Big Band & Strings in concert for an epic night of swing.


Perth Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce the inaugural Music @ Murdoch, a concert FREE to the community. The concert is a unique collaboration between Perth Symphony and Murdoch University enabling the orchestra to achieve its mission of reaching every Western Australian in the heart of people’s communities.

The concert will be the first time the Perth Symphony Big Band performs with the full symphony string section, performing the music of world-famous artists from Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams to Maroon 5 and Adele. It promises to be a night of big hits with more than a hint of swing.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Thursday 21st January through

Set in the heart of Murdoch University (Australia’s largest university campus) on the stunning Lower Bush Court surrounded by eucalyptus trees, entry for GA is free of charge and patrons can BYO picnic or purchase food on site. VIP tickets are also on sale for $50 which includes VIP parking, VIP entry, seating in the centre of the arena and dedicated toilets.

The concert will be presented in a way consistent with Perth Symphony’s reputation of producing outstanding quality concerts that are highly appealing and engaging. With food trucks, pop up stations, giveaways, activations and more, the concert arena will be more than a place to simply sit and eat a picnic.

Singers Mark Underwood and newcomer Sophie Foster, will lead the concert which will also feature a few special guests including Justin Burford (End of Fashion).

“We make it a priority to take our music into the community, and into new and exciting places and spaces.” said PSO Executive Director, Bourby Webster. “We’ve showcased some remarkable artists alongside our professional musicians and it is wonderful to see a community’s reaction to having one of their own up on stage, singing the songs they know and love, reworked and backed by so many musicians,” she said.

The concert is only made possible thanks to the support of local organisations and businesses working in collaboration: Murdoch University, City of Melville, AHG (PSO’s Foundation Partner who has many car dealerships along the Leach Hwy automotive strip), Hawaiian (who supports PSO’s community initiative ‘PSO on the Streets’ and owns and manages Melville Plaza) and Perth Symphony sponsors HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and Seven West Media.