Philadelphia Orchestra Showcases Talent at The Venetian Macao

Ahead of Special Performances on May 28-29 

 

(Macao, May 27, 2016) –The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin,will return to The Venetian® Macao’s Venetian Theatre on May 28-29 for two special performances: The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in concert on May 28 and The Philadelphia Orchestra 2016 China Residency & Tour of Asia on May 29, with acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang and Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto as the special guests for the first and second night’s performance respectively. Several members of The Philadelphia Orchestra showcased their talents to a selected group of media on Friday evening ahead of the special performances.

The event saw violist Anna Marie Ahn Petersen and principal cello Hai-Ye Ni joined hands to deliver a musical treat. Also in presence was Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. along with Allison Vulgamore, president and chief executive officer of The Philadelphia Orchestra; The Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, assistant conductor Lio Kuokman, violist Che-Hung Chen and first associate concertmaster  Juliette Kang were also present.

“As the presenting sponsor of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Asia tour once again, we are pleased to have The Philadelphia Orchestra back to Macao for the fifth consecutive year.” said Dr. Wong. “Bringing world-class entertainment like this to Macao is Sands China’s continuous commitment to diversifying and culturally enriching the entertainment experiences available in Macao. We will continue to provide exceptional entertainment and events for both locals and visitors to the city.”

The Macao performances of The Philadelphia Orchestra are supported by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. government, while The Venetian Macao is the presenting sponsor for the Asia tour in which the Orchestra performs in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka and Kawasaki in Japan.

Tickets for The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in concert on May 28 and The Philadelphia Orchestra 2016 China Residency &Tour of Asia on May 29 are still available via Cotai Ticketing. Tickets are priced HKD/MOP 180-880, and can be booked online now at www.cotaiticketing.com or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (Hong Kong) / 4001 206 618 (mainland China).

Dr. Wilfred Wong
Photo caption: Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. welcomes guests at The Philadelphia Orchestra’s press event Friday. The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in concert and The Philadelphia Orchestra 2016 China Residency & Tour of Asia will be held at The Venetian Macao’s Venetian Theatre May 28 and 29 respectively.
Allison Vulgamore
Photo caption: Allison Vulgamore, president and chief executive officer of The Philadelphia Orchestra welcomes guests at The Philadelphia Orchestra’s press event Friday. The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in concert and The Philadelphia Orchestra 2016 China Residency & Tour of Asia will be held at The Venetian Macao’s Venetian Theatre May 28 and 29 respectively.
Violist Anna Marie Ahn Petersen and Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni
Photo caption: Cellist Hai-Ye Ni and violist Anna Marie Ahn Petersen of The Philadelphia Orchestra perform at a press event Friday. The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in concert and The Philadelphia Orchestra 2016 China Residency & Tour of Asia will be held at The Venetian Macao’s Venetian Theatre May 28 and 29 respectively.
Philadelphia Orchestra Showcases Talent Ahead of Macao Performances

Photo caption: (From left to right) Violist Che-Hung Chen, first associate concertmaster  Juliette Kang, violist Anna Marie Ahn Petersen, principal cello Hai-Ye Ni, Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd., Allison Vulgamore, president and chief executive officer of The Philadelphia Orchestra, music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and assistant conductor Lio Kuokmanattend The Philadelphia Orchestra’s press event Friday. The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in concert and The Philadelphia Orchestra 2016 China Residency & Tour of Asia will be held at The Venetian Macao’s Venetian Theatre May 28 and 29 respectively.

 

Entertainment at Sands China Properties

Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.

The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena and 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre are the only venues in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues and Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Theatre Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.

The 1,800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.

The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.

With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.

For information about upcoming shows and events, visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/macau-shows.html and www.sandsmacao.com/entertainment.html.

 

About The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for a legacy of innovation in music-making. The Orchestra is inspiring the future and transforming its rich tradition of achievement, sustaining the highest level of artistic quality, but also challenging—and exceeding—that level by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world.

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s highly collaborative style, deeply-rooted musical curiosity, and boundless enthusiasm, paired with a fresh approach to orchestral programming, have been heralded by critics and audiences alike since his inaugural season in 2012. He is embraced by the musicians of the Orchestra, audiences, and the community. The New York Times has called Nézet-Séguin “phenomenal,” adding that under his baton, “the ensemble … has never sounded better.” Under Nézet-Séguin’s leadership the Orchestra returned to recording on the Deutsche Grammophon label. The Orchestra also reaches thousands of listeners on the radio with weekly Sunday afternoon broadcasts on WRTI-FM.

The Philadelphia Orchestra has a decades-long tradition of presenting learning and community engagement opportunities for listeners of all ages across the Delaware Valley. In April 2016, the Orchestra announced HEAR, a series of collaborative learning initiatives that represent the most comprehensive and dynamic community engagement in the Orchestra’s recent history. Spanning four categories—Health, Education, Access, and Research—HEAR is a portfolio of programs that promotes wellness, champions music education, eliminates barriers to accessing the Orchestra, and maximizes impact through research, all throughout the Philadelphia region.

Through concerts, tours, residencies, presentations, and recordings, the Orchestra is a global ambassador for Philadelphia and for the United States. The Philadelphia Orchestra has regularly been called upon to perform on the world’s stage. In 1973, at the request of President Richard Nixon, the Philadelphians became the first American orchestra to perform in China, representing a bridge for cultural, education, and diplomatic exchange between the People’s Republic and the United States. Today The Philadelphia Orchestra boasts a new partnership with the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing that calls for tours and residencies in China’s major cities and outlying provinces, and which has been hailed by the U.S. Department of State for exemplary people-to-people exchange. In 2015, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestra toured Europe together for the first time. They were joined by the Commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Governor’s office as part of a trade exchange with the major capitals of Europe. Domestically the ensemble annually performs at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center while also enjoying summer residencies in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Vail, Colorado. In March 2016, the Orchestra announced a new cultural partnership with the government of Mongolia. When Philadelphians travel to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar in 2017, they will be the first Western orchestra to perform in Mongolia.

For more information on The Philadelphia Orchestra, please visit philorch.org.

 

Media contacts:

Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited

Donna Campbell

Tel: +853 8118 2041

Email: donna.campbell@sands.com.mo

 

Andrina Leong

Tel: +853 8118 2010

Email: andrina.leong@sands.com.mo