Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra ‘Transported Me to Another Realm’ Says Chinese Tourist

October 10, 2013 Updated: November 17, 2017

BOSTON—The audience at Boston Symphony Hall was enthusiastic in its appreciation for the musical experience offered by Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday night.

“Shen Yun masterfully blends ancient Chinese instruments with a full Western symphony orchestra in what critics are calling a breakthrough in classical music,” according to Shen Yun’s website.

The orchestra, part of world-renowned classical Chinese dance company Shen Yun Performing Arts, performed many original works as well as masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and others.

 Ms. Wang, a teacher from China on a visit to the United States, attended the Boston performance.

She said thoroughly enjoyed it. “I thought it was very good—incredibly beautiful. One rarely hears such elegant music.”

Ms. Wang described the sound of Shen Yun Orchestra as grand.

She said that even though much of the orchestra is comprised of Western instruments, she heard the strong Chinese musical elements throughout. She said she “could sense the Chinese character of the music coming through.”

“To hear something like this, such a grand performance, this really is my first time,” said Ms. Wang.

For her, it was a singular experience. “I was elated. It transported me to a different realm. I was lost in the beauty of the sound.”

Reporting by NTD Television and Nick Zifcak

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is on a seven-city tour with performances in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, from Sept. 27–Oct. 22. For more information, visit