EYES and let the melodies of a lost civilization carry
you away. The rippling
notes of the pipa transport you to an imperial
banquet, where maidens dance under a silvery moon. In a
sudden shift, powerful drumbeats conjure an
battlefield where the valor of heroes shines through. This is a
performance that breathes life into precious stories and even
melodies from the distant past.
Nowhere else can you hear classical Chinese
instruments—such as the two-stringed erhu and
the piquant pipa—so pleasantly
melded with Western
strings, woodwinds, and brass. Shen Yun’s approach, from the
composition to the expression of the music, results in a vivid
sound with great emotional
range—perfect for musical storytelling.
our story: born out of popular demand
The New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra was formed in response to the many theatergoers who longed to hear the music of Shen
Yun—the phenomenally successful dance production—in concert form. Since debuting at Carnegie Hall in 2012, it has performed to great
acclaim worldwide. It is home to an impressive number of internationally accomplished musicians, including its singers, known for their
remarkable ability to sing the most traditional bel canto in Chinese. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is distinguished by its artistic
vision of cultural renewal through works unfailingly positive and bright.
This year’s repertoire is a refreshingly diverse and fast-paced experience sure to
delight both seasoned concertgoers and those new to classical music. The
performance features Shen Yun’s most celebrated original compositions and
award-winning singers along with timeless orchestral classics by Dvořák, Suppé,
SHEN YUN ORIGINAL WORKS
Program is subject to change.
“Really out of this world!
The words to describe it might be divine, reborn, and
“I was overwhelmed. My entire body was trembling—but in a very loving way. I felt
very joyful. It was beautiful,
it was healing.”
“Her voice was so ethereal...
Marvelous, powerful soprano.”
“The orchestra was absolutely terrific! Fabulous musicians that have incredible
“Dazzling... Seamlessly fused Chinese and Western classical instrumentation.”
“Shen Yun doesn’t come often enough.”