Shen Yun Orchestra ‘Absolutely great,’ Says Concert Violinist

December 27, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Concert violinist and music instructor Gustavo Correa listened with the ear of a professional to Shen Yun Performing Arts’ orchestra as the company performed its inaugural performance of the season in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 26.

“The musicians are great, very precise. The intonation is great. I am listening for all the technical things, so they sound absolutely great,” said Mr. Correa, who came to watch Shen Yun’s presentation of classical Chinese dance and music with his wife, Jenny, at the Au-Rene Theatre, Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

The Shen Yun Orchestra that accompanies the dance performances plays original scores which is quite unique in that it incorporates traditional Chinese instruments into a classical Western orchestra, achieving a unique sound.

“I love it, it’s great. And I’m enjoying the … Chinese, instruments,” Mr. Correa added.

It kind of opens up your ears to different sounds.
— concert violinist and music instructor Gustavo Correa
“It’s a nice bridge for Western ears, it’s a very good bridge to combine both … it kind of opens up your ears to different sounds and that’s always nice.”

Commenting on the other aspects of the performance, Mr. Correa said he enjoyed the precision in the dances and in the synchronizing of the dancers’ movements.

“It’s very tight, the precision, they move together. It’s really exciting to watch, very effective. The costuming is gorgeous; it’s lovely, it’s absolutely lovely.”

Ms. Correa agreed with her husband.

“I love the dancers, and the outfits—very colorful,” she said. “The dancers are excellent.”

“I love it. It’s beautiful!

Reporting by Linda Li

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