Shen Yun Orchestra Is ‘Nourishment for Soul,’ Orchestra Director Says

“It’s so enjoyable that my body was captivated, and my worries were gone. I really want to hear more.”

“The integration of Chinese and Western musical instruments is the perfect arrangement that I have been pursuing.”

“[Shen Yun’s music] has the effect of spiritual healing. It’s nourishment for soul, and is the nutrient for personal growth.”

“[Shen Yun’s] music breaks all the barriers: Its audience are people of diverse ages, its performers are from around the world, both Chinese and Western musical instruments are included. The combination of Chinese and Western instruments is not against each other, but it pushes Chinese music to another higher dimension.”

“I admire the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. I regard Shen Yun as the source that I can learn from. Today, I am here to recharge and to learn.”

“I have paid much attention to its composition, every musician’s performance, in particular, the conductor—who is the one I admire the most.”

“This conductor is the one who helped the audience resonate with the entire performance. As long as I learn a little bit from him, it would be worthwhile for my attending the performance today.”

“This is indeed a breathtaking performance. As long as I am in Taiwan, I would never be absent from Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s performances. I’ve managed to make it for three years in a row.”

Rose Yu, orchestra director in Taoyuan, Taiwan
Zhongli Arts Hall, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Asia
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
September 22, 2018