Join The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino this Thanksgiving weekend as the world-class resort hosts an exceptional and lively international performance. One of China’s most acclaimed musical ensembles; Oriental Jasmine Girls Band will grace the stage of The Phantom Theatre on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 1 pm (Photo courtesy of The Venetian).
Composed of young graduates and undergraduates from music colleges in China, Oriental Jasmine Girls Band is an all-girl band made up of 22 classically-trained artists from China’s Sichuan Province. This vibrant group includes 14 musicians, six dancers, one celebrated singer and one Chinese mask-changing magician. Oriental Jasmine is led by esteemed singer Ma Xuanzi, winner of China’s prestigious Golden Bell Award, who will sing classic folk songs such as “Jasmine Flower” and “The Night of Grass Land.”
Onstage, this dynamic act combines modern spectacle with traditional Chinese art forms and instruments, such as the gu zheng, an ancient zither with movable bridges and 16-25 strings; the pipa, a four-stringed pear-shaped lute; the yang qin, a Chinese hammered dulcimer with a square sound board; the erhu, the traditional 2-stringed Chinese violin; and the dizi, a bamboo flute. Western musical influences are also an essential part of the show, including use of the saxophone and violin, as well as some jazz, pop and rock selections.
Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices are $25 for Section A and $50 for VIP Section, inclusive of taxes and handling fees. Ticket holders must be at least 12 years old to attend. To purchase tickets visit any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, www.venetian.com or call 702.414.9000. For more information about Oriental Jasmine Girls Band visit ojgirlsband.com .