MONTREAL, Canada—Retired musician Guy Bertin enjoyed the last Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place des Arts in Montreal on Jan. 9. Shen Yun played four shows in the city as it continues the Canadian leg of its international 2014 tour.
“It is very, very good. I liked the colours of the show. The music especially was very good—I’m impressed by that,” said Mr. Bertin, a clarinetist.
New York-based Shen Yun features classical Chinese dance and music. The Shen Yun Orchestra plays original scores to accompany the dance performances. The orchestra combines traditional Chinese instruments with classical Western instruments, creating a unique sound.
“Traditional Chinese music is very difficult. I tip my hat to the conductor and the musicians who made the show tonight, it is very good,” Mr. Bertin said, adding that the blending of the Western and Eastern traditions in the orchestra was very well done.
He also noted the spiritual aspect of the performance, saying he saw themes of bringing out goodness in humanity.
“I recognized that there was a trend toward goodness—the goodness of man and seeing the good in people,” he said.
Mr. Bertin said people should “come in large crowds” to watch Shen Yun.
“This is a very, very good show we had the chance to see this year, and hopefully will return one day.”
Reporting by NTD Television
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s World Company finished its Montreal performances on Thursday and will now go on to Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts
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