As a Traditional Art, Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Helps Us Understand the World Today

October 23, 2017

“It’s a very interesting combination of different cultures and it’s a very creative and original type of work. I was attracted both by the fact that I enjoy ancient Chinese music and songs, and the fact that this was in a symphony orchestra. That’s a novel idea! I really enjoyed it very much!”

“The composer has managed to give prominence to both the symphonic aspect and the original Chinese instruments. It’s a success from that point of view.”

“The idea of maintaining and contributing to the life of the traditional art is critical for our understanding of the world today. This is a big continuum, and without effort to make people more knowledgeable and more familiar with ancient culture and ancient tradition, people wouldn’t be able to understand the world today.” 

“Healing power of music is a well-known fact. And it applies to both traditional music, Asian music and Western music. … I’m sure, it is part of what has motivated people to maintain that art form and keep it alive and vibrant because it brings a lot of benefit to the human soul and the human body.”

Stephen Daubresse, retired engineer
Washington, D.C., United States
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
October 22, 2017