Concertgoer Loves the Delicate Asian Sounds of Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

October 23, 2017

“It’s something I was looking forward to for many months. … Unfortunately I didn’t get to see it when it was at the Kennedy Center. It was unfortunate I didn’t get to see that. When I saw that the orchestral performance was available, I thought, ‘Well, this is my chance.’”

“I’m a musician myself, and the Western and Asian fusion there—I love it—I absolutely love it. The orchestral arrangement was amazing. I love the gong at the very beginning. It sets the tone for everything. I thought they were fabulous; I really enjoyed it.”

“I play the French horn and trumpet, more brass oriented, so the softer, more delicate Asian influence, I love it. I just absolutely love it. It was chance to see them in person. It was a chance to see [erhu performers] out in front of the orchestra.”

“If you like music a lot, even if you don’t, this’ll bring you in, especially with the Asian influence. We don’t usually get this experience in the United States, so it’s the best of both worlds.”

Peter Thompson, government contractor
Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., United States
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
October 22, 2017