Art Gallery Manager: Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Is ‘Best I Have Ever Seen’

October 10, 2013 Updated: November 17, 2017

BOSTON—Art gallery manager Bilina Djinjova was overcome with emotions after watching Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Oct. 9 at Boston Symphony Hall

“It was very very emotional. … I don’t know how to explain my emotions. It was really really the best I have ever seen.”

For six months of the year Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra accompanies Shen Yun dancers as they tour the world. Last fall the orchestra had its solo debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The orchestra brings together a full Western orchestra and complements it with the unique character of several Chinese instruments.

Ms. Djinjova praised the blending of the two musical traditions. “The mix between the West and East music, this is really something amazing.”

“Perfect. Really professional,” Ms. Djinjova said of the vocalists.

Originally from Bulgaria herself, Ms. Djinjova very much enjoyed the chance to see a fellow Bulgarian, conductor Milen Nachev.

“It was nice. It was really really a big pleasure.”

Nachev is one of four conductors who took the stage during the evening. Each with their own style highlighting further the versatility and talent of all the orchestra members.

Retired Organist: ‘I loved it, every minute of it.’

A San Diego couple visiting the Boston area also attended the Shen Yun Symphony performance.

“We were thrilled with it! Just a real serendipity for us!” said retired school teacher Marty Stirtz. She said they really appreciated the opportunity to attend and learn about the performance.

“This was a special treat.”

Her husband Jerry Stirtz, an organist, concurred:

“I loved it, Every minute of it. I love especially the soloists, it moved me,” said Stirtz.

Reporting by NTD Television and Nicholas Zifcak

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is on a seven-city tour with performances in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, from Sept. 27–Oct. 22. For more information, visit