Vibes Virtuoso at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
On Thursday, 17th September Nick Parnell one of the world's most foremost vibraphone players is coming to the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC).
Complimentary morning tea will be held at 10am and the performance starts at 11am.
Tickets for adults are $28 or $22 for FOMPAC.
To buy tickets please click here to head to the MPAC website.
Vibraphone [vahy-bruh-fohn] noun A musical percussion instrument with a double row of tuned metal bars each above a tubular resonator. Contains a pedal to control sustain. Most impressively (and physically) played with four mallets. Emits a mellow and smooth singing tone.
“I am passionate about showing audiences what can really be done with a vibraphone. When played well, it has the most amazing and beautiful sound that transports audiences to a heavenly place. The vibes combined with piano accompaniment makes for a completely unique concert experience for the listener,” says nick parnell.
Favourites from an internationally classic music repertoire – such as Gershwin’s Summertime, Albeniz’s Tango, Ravel’s Alborada del Gracioso and Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba have been cleverly re-imagined by Parnell to create a whole new, vibrant listening experience despite the familiarity of the melodies. Most importantly, the vibraphone superbly melded with piano gets its moment in the spotlight, ranging from the technically challenging to sheer lyrical beauty in the space of a heartbeat. Born in the Australian outback, Nick Parnell started teaching himself drums in his parents’ sheep shearing shed at the age of ten. Such humble beginnings ignited a passion in Parnell that has led to industry acclaim, such as the Centenary of Federation Medal awarded by the Australian Government and appearances with the likes of David Helfgott, Simon Tedeschi and the Australian string quartet.