Musician Finds Shen Yun Orchestra Heart Expanding

“It all feels a bit mystical. … It takes me away when it goes into those [Chinese] parts. It takes me away to another place.” 
 

“[It takes me to] a colorful place, a colorful, ancient kind of place. It is like very exotic, when it comes to those Chinese parts.” 
 

“Heart-expanding—it hit an emotional trigger and that kind of expands out.”
 

“It is like the music hit a point, and then in those specific moments and notes, then … [the] internal experience, … expands out, and it gets more like three-dimensional.” 
 

“There are a lot of new things for me in there—the space between notes.”
 

“Just hearing the way in which they played the melodies. I mean I play flutes. So to hear the [Chinese] melody—it is inspiring to see new way of playing melodies, the space between notes and how it is used.” 

George Seaton, flutist, percussionist
Washington, D.C., United States
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
October 22, 2017