NEW YORK—A family of pianists found harmony in the unusual combination of classical Western orchestra and traditional Chinese instruments that is a Shen Yun signature.
Tova Rosin, a long-time piano teacher from Romania, and her grandson Solomon Quinn, who has been learning piano since the age of five, were in the audience at Lincoln Center, where Shen Yun Performing Arts continued their two-week residence in New York Wednesday.
“It’s very traditional Chinese and you can see the culture through the show,” said Mrs. Rosin during the intermission at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater.
Her grandson agreed that the music was “a good way to put it all together.”
Shen Yun is a New York based company established in 2006 with a mission to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture through dance and song. According to the company’s website, their orchestra has managed to meld the sounds of East and West.
“The ensemble at once expresses both the grandeur of a Western orchestra and the distinct sensibilities of China’s 5,000-year-old civilization,” reads Shen Yun’s website.
For Mrs. Rosin the combination of the sounds was perfect, and she could barely tell where the violin left off and the pipa took over. But alongside the music, the professional artist enjoyed the culture presentation.
“I really like the costumes, and the decorations, and the dancers,” she said, as her grandson translated from Romanian.
Reporting by Amelia Pang and Kristina Skorbach
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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