Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra ‘Absolutely Stunning,’ Says Singer-Songwriter

“I absolutely loved it. We all enjoyed the sensitivity of the artists that played tonight. There was a distinctive sound that came from the East, but also a distinctive sound that came from the West. … I enjoyed every second of it.” 

 

“It was absolutely stunning. … There was such beauty and passion and talent that we were stunned.”

 

“The tenor had a very powerful voice. Very impactful. Great vibration. … There was just this big sound that came into your bones.”

 

“I definitely noticed the East and the West coming together in the show, and it was very exciting. … it was just incredible because I felt the cultures uniting in the music.”

 

“I have studied culture in university, I studied oriental languages in Venice, and of course some of the cultures of China and Asia, and it was very interesting seeing instruments that are typical of Asia. … For me it was just jumping into the culture, jumping into the atmosphere … what the culture means, and it’s very different than reading it in a book at university, but actually getting to hear such incredible pieces of art.”

 

“The symphony really reminded me of my hometown. I’m Italian. … It reminds me of the city of Venice, because as you know Venice is also an encounter between the East and the West, and so as I was listening to it, I pictured myself walking and imagining what it was like at the time, and imagining ancient China. So this is essentially the imagination of other places, of other times, and I would absolutely suggest everybody to go—even if you’re a musician of another genre … everybody should see this [performance].”

Veronica Moro, singer, songwriter
Toronto, Canada
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
October 11, 2017