Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is ‘Phenomenal’ for Disney Event Coordinator

October 20, 2013 Updated: December 27, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif.—The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra was enjoyed by Cinde Fortino, an event coordinator for Disney, on Saturday night.

“This is phenomenal—I’m glad I came tonight, I’m really glad,” said Ms. Fortino, after seeing the concert at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

The concert mainly consists of symphonic pieces inspired by Chinese culture, and is unique in that it uses both Chinese and Western instruments.

“Shen Yun’s all-original works combine Chinese and Western instruments and draw upon the rich culture of China’s 5,000 years,” explains the orchestra’s website. “A remarkable achievement, the orchestra melds the spirit and distinctiveness of Chinese music with the precision and power of the Western symphony orchestra.”

Ms. Fortino enjoyed the experience

“I love it, the music is fantastic,” she said. “It’s all beautiful—it’s absolutely beautiful, stunning music.”

Ms. Fortino’s work includes planning events involving Disney artists and voice personalities.

Ms. Fortino said that Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s performance rates among the best she’s ever seen.

“The music is soothing, calming, it’s fun, it’s upbeat—it’s got just about every element in it,” she said.

She was also impressed with the skill of the musicians in the orchestra: “You can just see the talent coming from all of them.”

Reporting by Mandy Huang and Ben Bendig

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