MIAMI—Listening to Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, Axel and Maria Munoz had a sensation of escaping the mundane world, flying free like a bird.
“It’s something that I’m feeling, like when you are a girl, you’re thinking and feeling different,” said Ms. Munoz, a fashion designer.
“It’s like [you’re] a bird,” added Mr. Munoz, saying he experienced freedom while taking in the performance.
The unique orchestra, which masterfully blends traditional Chinese instruments with a classical Western orchestra, is one of the performing arts companies of the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts, a non-profit company that aims to revive China’s divinely inspired culture.
According to an ancient Chinese belief, music has the power to heal. In fact, the Chinese character for medicine has evolved from the character for music.
And that’s what Mr. Munoz felt while listening to the orchestra. He said the sounds hit him in the right spots, helping him feel better.
“I’m pretty sure that vibration [in the orchestra] is a sound all we humans need to cure illnesses,” he said.
“It’s really beautiful,” added Ms. Munoz.
The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra held a single performance in Miami and will next travel to Chicago for a Sunday matinee performance on Oct. 18.
Reporting by Jada Yeung
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time and has covered audience reactions since the company’s inception in 2006.