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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 Taipei Zhongshan Hall

Zhongshan Hall has long served as one of the formal reception venues for visiting foreign dignitaries, including several heads of state, such as US president Richard Nixon, president of South Korea Syngman Rhee, president of South Vietnam Ngo Đình Diệm, president of the Philippines Carlos P. Garcia, and the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Zhongshan Hall has also hosted a number of official state ceremonies, including the signing of the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty and the formal inauguration ceremonies of the second, third and fourth presidents and vice-presidents of the Republic of China. In recognition of the distinctive historic significance of this institution, the government of Taiwan formally designated Zhongshan Hall as a Class Two National Historical Site in 1992.

Zhongzheng Auditorium is equipped with extended stage facilities, multi-purpose suspension systems as well as advanced lighting and sound systems. It is with modern stage facilities suitable for music, theater and dance performances. It is the perfect venue for performances by professional performing arts groups and organizations as well as departments of music, art and dance from colleges and universities.