Music of Shen Yun
Sounds of the East
The origins of Chinese music can be dated back to distant
Ancient Chinese instruments share a deep connection with Heaven and Earth. The delicate notes of the plucked pipa evoke a sense of celestial realms. The enchanting sound of the 4,000-year-old erhu mimics the human voice. Leading the melody amidst a full Western orchestra, they create a profound musical experience that resonates deep in the heart.
2019 Program Highlights
SHEN YUN ORIGINAL WORKS
Tchaikovsky: Waltz-Scherzo, Op. 34
Tchaikovsky’s Waltz-Scherzo reigns among the most exhilarating and sparkling mainstays of the violin repertoire.
Smetana: Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride
Smetana’s The Bartered Bride has been hailed as the first great Czech opera. The raucous, exuberant Dance of the Comedians heralds the arrival of a circus troupe in the third act of this popular folk comedy.
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette, Act IV, March
Stately and regal, this wedding march follows the ballet scene in Gounod’s acclaimed opera based on Shakespeare’s tragic romance.
Sample the Music
“The orchestra is phenomenal. They are very, very on top! I found myself listening inside the orchestra to different instruments that were new to me. Very interesting and brought a lot of character to the score.”
“A different sensuality and a power of expression... It comes from the heart and it goes to the heart.”
“We certainly felt China’s soul this afternoon!”