Professor: Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra ‘Was Fantastic’

“It was fantastic…I found that the absolute discipline was quite, quite amazing.”

“It was a very interesting blend [of Eastern and Western instruments]…I think this is quite wonderful. It is very, very suited to a modern audience.”

“I was very impressed particularly with the music compositions.”

“The sound [of erhu] is ethereal. And then when I read there were only two strings on each instrument—that’s where my piano playing came in, you know, lots of strings in the piano, and when I realized that there are just two stings [in erhu] and all that range of melody and range of sound…there is no sound like it. It’s quite incredible.”

“[The last piece, ‘Creation’] was absolutely fantastic….Absolutely a perfect finale to the concert.”

Shirley Ann Brown, professor, School of the Arts, York University
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
October 5, 2018