University Dean: Shen Yun Orchestra Music Blends Perfectly

April 9, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Curtain call at the Sun Yat-Sen Hall, Kaohsiung.  (Lo Ruixun/The Epoch Times)
Curtain call at the Sun Yat-Sen Hall, Kaohsiung. (Lo Ruixun/The Epoch Times)
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan—Dr. Lee Hsien-Hua and his wife attended Shen Yun Performing Arts last performance at the Sun Yat-Sen Hall in National Sun Yat-Sen University on April 8.

Dr. Lee is the Dean of General Affairs at the University. He highly recommended the performance paying tribute to the groundbreaking music of the Shen Yun International Company Orchestra.

"Shen Yun successfully combines Western and Chinese musical instruments in a natural, sophisticated and perfect way," he said. “This performance is different! Besides spectacular dances, there is also a live orchestra."

Dr. Lee was touched by the haunting tones of the ancient Chinese two-stringed instrument, but overall, he enjoyed all aspects of Shen Yun from the music to the dancing.

He particularly enjoyed "the touching solo of erhu. Though wind has its own strong characteristics, in the overall performance, it gave me the feeling of absolute harmony. I really liked the music," he said.

“The music, singing, dancing and drama are well combined and allowed the audience to see clearly the message in the stories—peace and beauty.”

Dr. Lee’s wife shared her love for the show, “The music and dances are different from other shows. From past to present, classical to modern technology, Shen Yun has it all. The performance passes down the message of good … The show was excellent! Outstanding!"

Shen Yun also addresses modern-day struggles within China. Two dances features the suffering of Chinese people who ask for freedom of belief, but are continually oppressed.

Reporting by Li Ching-Dai.

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org