NEW YORK—Upon returning home after watching Shen Yun Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Beth Numan said she would read over the program book to revisit each scene.
“It was just a fabulous production,” she said. Mrs. Numan attended the performance with her husband Mr. Randy Numan, a New Jersey attorney.
“It was so colorful, it was wonderful, it’s a fabulous experience and everybody should do this,” said Mr. Numan.
Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company, has been touring the world for the past nine years wowing audiences on five continents with its artistry and its mission of reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture.
“I’ve never heard some of the music before in my life,” said Michael Eskin, a publisher, who was particularly struck by the erhu.
The erhu, a two-stringed instrument, has a history of over 4,000 years. With only two strings, it captures a range of emotions and can imitate sounds from chirping birds to neighing horses. In its middle range, it sounds stirring and somber, according to the Shen Yun website.
Elena Curry, a sales executive for a marketing company, said the erhu performance by acclaimed soloist Xiaochun Qi “took my breath away.”
The Shen Yun Orchestra has a Western symphony as its foundation with Chinese instruments like the erhu, pipa and suona leading the melodies.
Ms. Curry attended Shen Yun with Mr. Ben Herold, an attorney. Mr. Herold said that the performance went far beyond what was advertised.
“I was really moved … It’s something that, if you have the chance to see it, you really have to. Absolutely,” he said.
Reporting by NTD Television, Weiyong, and Shannon Liao
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