By Margery Dunn, Epoch Times
December 21, 2016 Updated: December 2, 2017

The Shen Yun Orchestra blends the sounds of East and West, with traditional Chinese instruments like the suona, gong, erhu, and pipa combined with violins, clarinets, flutes, and French horns. The Western orchestra serves as a foundation for the Chinese instruments, which carry the melody and also infuse the music with its distinctive flavor.  ​