MIAMI—Peter Petkov, a London-based magazine publisher, was in Miami visiting friends when he decided to attend Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall on Oct. 25.
The orchestra, which consists of musicians from the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts’ four touring companies that present classical Chinese dance and music to audiences worldwide each year, is currently on a seven-city tour of North America. Miami is the orchestra’s second-to-last stop before Sarasota.
Mr. Petkov said he was pleasantly surprised to see Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s unique arrangement, which consists of both classical Western and traditional Chinese instruments that perform original Chinese compositions as well as classic Western pieces.
“It was really appreciated and we really liked it,” said Mr. Petkov.
Mr. Petkov is the publisher of the Energy Risk magazine, a publication specializing in risk management in the energy sector.
He enjoyed hearing the orchestra perform Western classics such as Mikhail Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture, but how the performance also introduced the audience to traditional Chinese music, “which I think is wonderful,” he said.
“The feeling was of emotional satisfaction, and we liked that we made it for the concert,” Mr. Petkov said, as he and his companions waited to congratulate conductor Milen Nachev, who Mr. Petkov said “has great stage presence.”
“Well done,” Mr. Petkov 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