A Western orchestra plays the foundation while traditional Chinese instruments lead the melodies. Being of Persian background, Mr. Mirshahi said he could relate well to the sound of the Chinese instruments since there are similar sounds between Chinese and Persian instruments. Youre bringing thousands of years of musical background and instruments together with more Western-type instruments. It was inspiring. Against a background of Western string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, the traditional Chinese pipa and erhu extol the subtle and ethereal beauty of the udumbara.
- New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra comprises musicians from the four Shen Yun Performing Arts touring companies
- A Western orchestra plays the foundation while traditional Chinese instruments lead the melodies.
- It was really inspiring. I thought it was a wonderful amalgamation of traditional Chinese music and Western music, and it’s really uplifting
“The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra presented a superb performance at Roy Thomson Hall on Oct. 23 that saw two curtain calls and three encores”