The Philadelphia Orchestra Returns to The Venetian Macao with Incredible Performance

World-renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang inspires audience at Venetian Theatre

(Macao, May 28, 2016) – The  Philadelphia Orchestra returned to Macao to  perform at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Macao on Saturday, as part of their 2016 China Residency and Tour of Asia. The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in Concert. featured acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang who wowed the audience with his stunning performance while Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto will make his Philadelphia Orchestra debut on May 29 - The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016 China Residency and Tour of Asia in Macao.

Supported by Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. government, the Philadelphia Orchestra has returned to the city for the fifth consecutive year. The Venetian Macao served as Presenting Sponsor again this year.

The concert featured performances of Sibelius’s Finlandia and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade by the Orchestra and Lang Lang in Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto.

The concert was conducted by Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

On May 29, The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a second concert in Macao, showcasing Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto who will make his Philadelphia Orchestra debut playing Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1.  

Tickets are still available for HKD/MOP 880 (VIP Reserve), HKD/MOP 580 (A Reserve), HKD/MOP 380 (B Reserve) and HKD/MOP 180 (C Reseve), and can be booked online at Cotai Ticketing (, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / 4001 206 618 (China). 

The Philadelphia Orchestra at The Venetian Macao



The Philadelphia Orchestra at The Venetian Macao



The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang at The Venetian Macao



The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang at The Venetian Macao



The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang at The Venetian Macao
Photo caption: The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to Macao and brings The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang in Concert to The Venetian Theatre on May 28. Chinese acclaimed pianist Lang Lang appears as the special guest. The Orchestra will have a second show in Macao - The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016 China Residency and Tour of Asia on May 29 (Sunday), with tickets still available through Cotai Ticketing.


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 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