NEW YORK—Music producer Ernesto Rangel said that he mainly came to the Shen Yun Performing Arts show for the sake of his daughter, but after its conclusion on Saturday evening, Jan. 17, at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, Mr. Rangel was visibly uplifted by the experience.
“Incredible. I’m surprised. It’s really artistic—an artistic, creative show that everybody should see,” said Mr. Rangel.
He also mentioned that he was intrigued by the erhu—one of the most distinctive and ancient Chinese instruments, with a history of over 4,000 years. With merely two strings it is said to be capable of conveying a wide range of emotions. Many audience members have been surprised and even shocked by the deeply evocative sounds of this small instrument.
“The erhu, incredible. I love it,” said Mr. Rangel adding, “The whole orchestra, the playing incredible. I mean I was shocked by the performance, and also the dancing, the tradition.”
The Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra is unique because it combines traditional Chinese instruments that lead the melodies with a Western orchestra that plays the foundation. Thus, the music expresses the grandeur of a Western orchestra and the distinct sensibilities of China’s 5,000-year-old civilization.
Reporting by NTD Television and Kati Vereshaka
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.
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