MIAMI—”Oh it is incredible,” said Marisa Casablanca, an immigration lawyer in Miami, about Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. “It’s so impressive because it combines the Western and the Eastern music.”
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra seamlessly combines the sounds of ancient Chinese instruments with the power and grandeur of Western-based symphonic instrumentation, creating a unique sound.
Ms. Casablanca felt fortunate to take part in Shen Yun’s Oct. 25 performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall.
“I love Chinese music,” she said.
She noted her special appreciation for the evening’s performance of the two-stringed erhu, which has a history of over 4,000 years. “Because I’ve never seen it in person, I’ve just listened to music over CDs and everything; I’ve never seen anyone play it—it was incredible,” she added.
Ms. Casablanca has practiced immigration and nationality law for over 20 years, and has also traveled to China.
However, despite her travels, she has never experienced anything quite like an evening with Shen Yun.
“I guess I feel like I’m being transformed to another place,” she said of her experience attending the concert. “You are not here at the Adrianne Arsht Center—you are at some place else; it’s beautiful.”
“I am so happy,” she said.
Reporting by NTD Television
New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra comprises musicians from the four Shen Yun Performing Arts touring companies. Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time.
The orchestra’s North American tour runs through Oct. 27. For more information, visit http://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/symphony