Legendary musician’s Macao debut creates memorable night for fans
(Macao, May 26, 2012) – Ten-time Grammy Award winner and platinum-selling musician George Benson garnered the rapturous applause of the Venetian Theatre audience Friday night, as he performed an incredible night of entertainment at his first-ever Macao concert, with An Evening with George Benson at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel.
This legendary musician’s Macao debut was eagerly awaited by his admiring fans. His unique and enticing voice, as well as his fabulous guitar playing, gave the audience a memorable and enjoyable evening. Benson’s performance of classics like Take Five, This Masquerade and Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You were hits with his long-time fans, earning him new fans in the process.
The live concert was part of the entertainment line-up of the three-day Venetian Carnival that kicked off with a New Orleans Mardi Gras theme Friday at The Venetian Macao. Benson gave a special appearance at the extravaganza’s opening ceremony before performing at his Macao debut at the Venetian Theatre.
Spanning nearly half a century, Benson’s career is marked by more than 30 recordings, ten Grammy Awards and the honour of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship. His music is unique, yet appeals to a broad mainstream audience by mixing Benson’s jazz roots with pop, R&B and other genres. His guitar playing has earned Benson the nickname “Guitar Man.”
The recently launched multi-purpose Venetian Theatre offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience like no other in the region. It is set to play a key role in bringing the best of Chinese and international entertainment to Macao.
Photo caption: George Benson impresses his admiring fans with his charming voice and outstanding guitar playing Friday night at the luxurious Venetian Theatre.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants, MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness, the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at The Grand Canal Shoppes. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini golf course.