CHICAGO—”The show was amazing. It was different,” J.R. Gondeck said of Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Gondeck had attended the performance on Tuesday night, Oct. 21, at Chicago Symphony Center Orchestra Hall.
Shen Yun celebrates music—music of the East, from China, and music of the West. In fact the two are combined in some instances by the inclusion of Chinese instruments into a full symphony.
“The blend of the East and the West all in one show, the changes, it was excellent,” said Mr. Gondeck, managing director of Hightower Advisors.
“Usually you don’t get that kind of blend. You get one or the other and all in one show is a different experience, an exciting experience,” he clarified.
Or as Shen Yun’s website puts it: “The Shen Yun Orchestra combines the spirit, beauty, and distinctiveness of Chinese music with the precision, power, and grandeur of the Western symphony orchestra. The result—two great traditions producing one refreshing sound.”
Both this “amazing blend” and its execution impressed Mr. Gondeck. “Everything was well done.”
He will be telling his friends to come next year. “The show was well worth listening to and seeing live,” he said.
The 2014 Shen Yun Orchestra tour encompasses seven cities, with two cities remaining with Miami, on Oct. 25, and Sarasota, on Oct. 27.
Reporting by Wan Yin and Sharon Kilarski
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