The Philadelphia Orchestra Returns to Macao

Special guest soloists pianist Lang Lang and violinist Ryu Goto

(Macao, May 4, 2016) The Venetian Macao is pleased to announce the return of The Philadelphia Orchestra to Macao. Led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Orchestra will be performing at The Venetian Theatre on May 28-29. This will be the fifth consecutive year that the Orchestra has performed in Macao. The highlight of the Macao performances will be a special guest appearance by acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang who will join the Orchestra on the first night of the Macao show- The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in Concert, while Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto will make his Philadelphia Orchestra debut on the second night- The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016 Tour of Asia and China Residency in Macao.


The Macao performances are proudly 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 which will see the Orchestra perform 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 and Tour of Asia on May 29 at the Venetian Theatre go on sale Thursday, May 5 at all Cotai Ticketing box offices.

Renowned pianist Lang Lang has a special relationship with The Philadelphia Orchestra.    He first came to the United States as a teenager to study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His close connection with Philadelphia continued when he made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut early in his professional career. Lang Lang's first professional tour to China with a major Western orchestra was also with The Philadelphia Orchestra. In Macao he will be performing Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto. 

Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto will make his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in Macao, Osaka, Tokyo and Kawasaki, performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Toru Takemitsu’s Nostalghia – In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s first performances of the piece. 


To continue its commitment to cultural diplomacy and exchange, The Philadelphia Orchestra will also be holding a series of special events and activities throughout the tour. In addition to the two concerts at The Venetian Macao, there will be two community events in Macao on Saturday, May 28 including master classes with The Philadelphia Orchestra musicians and a pop-up outdoor performance at the World Heritage Site Taipa Houses Museum.  


 “We are honoured to continue our partnership with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Macao is continually growing as destination for cultural experiences and as a company we are committed to supporting such diversification for the city,” said Dave Horton, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Sands China Ltd. “As part of our commitment we are delighted to be able to extend the relationship by hosting an exclusive masterclass with some of the Orchestra’s key musicians and local Macao music students, it is important for us to give back to our local community.”


The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the most preeminent orchestras in the world and as one of the most travelled American orchestras. The Orchestra is a global ambassador for the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the United States of America. With the 2016 Asia Tour and China Residency, The Philadelphia Orchestra builds upon the tremendous success of its five-year commitment to touring, residency, and community engagement throughout Asia.


Event The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in concert
Date and Time  May 28, 2016 (Sat.); 7:45 p.m
Event  The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016 China Residency and Tour of Asia – Macao
Date and Time    May 29, 2016 (Sun.); 7:45 p.m.
Venue   Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Macao 

Ticket Prices  



MOP/ HKD  880      (VIP)

MOP/ HKD  580      (A Reserve)

MOP/ HKD  380      (B Reserve)

MOP/ HKD  180      (C Reserve)

Ferry Packages Add MOP/HKD 108 to ticket price for a round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry ticket between Hong Kong and Macao, not applicable to C Reserve

Ticketing Outlets














Cotai Ticketing

  • Box offices:  
    • The Venetian Macao – Cotai Arena and Main Lobby box offices
    • Four Seasons Hotel Macao – The Plaza™ Macao box office
    • Sands® Macao – Level 1 box office
    • Sands® Cotai Central – Sheraton Main Lobby and Holiday Inn Main Lobby box offices
  •  Phone:
    • Macao: +853 2882 8818
    • Hong Kong: +852 6333 6660
    • China toll-free: 4001 206 618

Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies)

  • Phone: +852 3128 8288

Macao Kong Seng Ticketing Network

  • Online:
  • Selected retail outlets, as listed
  • Phone: +853 2855 5555


The Philadelphia Orchestra 2016
Photo caption: The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to The Venetian Macao May 28-29 for two performances on its 2016 China Residency and Tour of Asia in Macao.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Photo caption: Featuring Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to The Venetian Macao May 28-29 for two performances on its 2016 China Residency and Tour of Asia in Macao. (Photo: Chris Lee/Philadelphia Orchestra)
Lang Lang
Photo caption: The highlight of the Macao performances will be a special guest appearance by acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang who will join the orchestra on the first night of the Macao show. Lang Lang will be performing Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto. (Photo: Harald Hoffmann)
Ryu Goto
Photo caption: Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto will make his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in Macao on May 29. (Photo: Universal Music)


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Entertainment at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao

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.


Cotai Arena is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the worlds 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 1800-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 offerings of Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.


For information about upcoming shows and events, visit and


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.


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Saturday, May 28 at 8 PM — The Venetian Macao

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Lang Lang Piano

Sibelius Finlandia

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1

Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade


Sunday, May 29 at 8 PM — The Venetian Macao

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Ryu Goto Violin—Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

J. Strauss, Jr. "Tales from the Vienna Woods" Waltz

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1

Grieg Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt

Bizet Suite No. 1 from Carmen