Macao, May 12, 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 28and The Philadelphia Orchestra 2016 China Residency and Tour of Asia on May 29at 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.

Ticketing details:

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

· Online:

· Box offices:

o The Venetian Macao – Cotai Arena and Main Lobby box offices

o Four Seasons Hotel Macao – The Plaza™ Macao box office

o Sands® Macao – Level 1 box office

o Sands® Cotai Central – Sheraton Main Lobby and Holiday Inn Main Lobby box offices

· Phone:

o Macao: +853 2882 8818

o Hong Kong: +852 6333 6660

o China toll-free: 4001 206 618

Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies)

· Online:

· Phone: +852 3128 8288

Macao Kong Seng Ticketing Network

· Online:

· Selected retail outlets, as listed at

Phone: +853 2855 5555

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