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Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra invites you on an extraordinary musical journey 5,000 years in the making. Reviving Eastern musical traditions through a full symphony orchestra, this concert offers an experience like no other. Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass accentuate the sound of ancient Chinese instruments like the two-stringed erhu and the plucked pipa.

Shen Yun’s all-original music transports listeners from ancient battlefields to the blossom-filled gardens of the imperial court. Hear the divine inspiration behind one of the world’s greatest civilizations.

Along with award-winning bel canto singers and Chinese instrumental soloists, and featuring both original compositions and Western classical masterpieces, this groundbreaking performance is sure to leave you uplifted and inspired.

The Music of Shen Yun

  • •  All-original works 5,000 years in the making
  • •  Reviving Chinese musical traditions through a full symphony orchestra
  • •  Perfect blend of Eastern and Western musical instruments
  • •  Award-winning bel canto singers and Chinese instrumental soloists
  • •  Classical favorites from the European musical tradition

Reviews

  • “The music they’ve created is such an excellent combination of traditional melodies.”
    —Dr. Richard Webb, organist, musicologist, and professor, Southern University
  • “Delightful... they blend the Chinese instruments so very well with the Western instruments.”
    —Per Brevig, conductor and professor, The Julliard School
  • “Magnificent! The singing is always impressive.”
    —Micaele Sparacino, founder of Opera Bel Canto
  • “Really wonderful! I’d be interested in playing some of this music or trying some of it myself.”
    —Charles Castleman, virtuoso violinist and professor, Eastman School of Music

About Changhua County
Yuanlin Performance Hall

Changhua County is famous for its flourishing culture and numerous artistic talents. To fulfill the local need for art and balance the development among Changhua’s southern and northern culture, after a great effort, Yuanlin was finally chosen as the location to set up the performance hall, which is the county’s largest cultural building project to date.

Yuanlin Performance HallWith a base area of 1.261 hectare and spaces for a performance hall, small theater, exhibition room and library, etc., Yuanlin Performance Hall is a multifunctional art space that was planned, designed and supervised by Shao Dong Gang Architect and Associates. Construction was started on December 15, 1997 and the grand opening was on August 12, 2001. As a new milestone for the development of culture and art in Changhua, Yuanlin Performance Hall has introduced many art programs including those of music, theater and dance, etc. over the years, provided a platform for international culture and art communications, effectively cultivated the public’s art appreciation capabilities and helped Changhua to become a cultural city full of art and passion.