Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra to Present A Unique Musical Experience at Carnegie Hall
Imagine a musical experience that opens new horizons of emotion and excitement. In October, Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall for the fifth time to present this exquisite experience!
The orchestra breathes new life into themes and musical styles from ancient times. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra takes its audience on a musical journey from ancient battlefields to the blossomed-filled gardens of the imperial court. It captures the spirit of five millennia of civilization in a way never heard before. The performance features all-original Shen Yun works alongside purely Western classical masterpieces. Some of the classical works from composers like Dvo?ák, Brahms, and Saint-Saëns.
The original works, inspired by traditional Chinese melodies, are the creation of Shen Yun's composers-D.F., Jing Xian, Gao Yuan, and Junyi Tan. These compositions are noted for another unique East-West harmony: Chinese instruments leading the melody on top of a grand Western symphony orchestra.
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra seamlessly combines the distinct sounds of Chinese instruments with the foundation of a powerful Western orchestra. Alongside classical brass, woodwinds, and strings, it blends in traditional Chinese instruments such as the two-stringed erhu, the plucked pipa, and ancient percussion. The result is a rich, vivid sound that leaves an impression on everyone who hears it.
Finally, the concert features solo performances by a few of the world's top Chinese classical singers. These vocal soloists are distinguished by their use of Bel Canto technique to sing Chinese texts.
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra counts among its members top orchestra musicians from the United States, Germany, Spain, Australia, Korea, China, Taiwan, and other countries. The concert is conducted by Milen Nachev; concertmaster is Astrid Martig, and soloists are violinist Fiona Zheng, erhu soloist Xiaochun Qi, and sopranos Haolan Geng.
Now entering its fifth season, Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra will play two concerts at Carnegie Hall October 15 as part of an 18-city tour across North America and Asia.