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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 Chicago Symphony Center

Symphony Center is a music complex located at 220 South Michigan Avenue in the Loop area of Chicago, Illinois. Home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Institute for Learning, Access, and Training, Symphony Center includes the 2,522-seat Orchestra Hall, which dates from 1904; Buntrock Hall, a rehearsal and performance space; Grainger Ballroom, an event space overlooking Michigan Avenue and the Art Institute of Chicago. The Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center was designated a National Historic Landmark and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978.