After Madonna, it’s Sting and Botti

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Grammy Award winner, trumpeter and composer Chris Botti (left) will share the stage with Grammy Award-winning musician and legendary rocker Sting

Grammy Award winner, trumpeter and composer Chris Botti (left) will share the stage with Grammy Award-winning musician and legendary rocker Sting

Filipinos are still on a high from Madonna’s two-night concert earlier this week and already, they are up for another exciting musical treat.

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Come March 3, fans of Chris Botti, Grammy award winner, trumpeter and composer, will get to hear him play live once again. Now on his third visit to Manila, Botti makes his 2016 concert more exciting by sharing the stage with another Grammy Award-winning musician and legendary rocker Sting.

Titled Chris Botti: Up Close and Personal, the one-night affair will take place at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City. It is staged by Hi Definition Radio Inc., in cooperation with Resorts World Manila (RWM).

And just the sky-high ticket prices for Madonna’s Rebel Heart concert, fans of the two globally acclaimed artists are shelling out big money for this musical extravaganza. Ticket prices start at P11,000 for Bronze, P17,000 for Silver, P28,000 for Gold, P34,000 for VIP, and P40,000 for SVIP. Whether or not the gentlemen will alight a stage filled with hydraulics and LED lights is something that is yet to be seen; but their music is sure to enchant.

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four No. 1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards.

Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 55th Grammy Awards.

Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

A singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist Sting was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a successful solo career with hits such as “Fragile,” “Englishman in New York,” “Fields of Gold,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” and “Brand New Day” to name a few.

As a solo musician and a member of The Police, Sting is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has received a total of 16 Grammy Awards, his first for best rock instrumental in 1984, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song.

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003.

Most recently, he received a Tony nomination for his score written for the Broadway musical, The Last Ship.

For tickets, call Resorts World Manila Box Office at 908-8000 local 7700 and TicketWorld 891-9999.

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