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The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, 09 October 2014 17:13

What do you get when you splash 5000 years of Chinese culture and music with the symphonic mastery of the Western world? The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
Translating to “The beauty of divine beings dancing”, this event is an effort to revive an under-appreciated form of classical music. On October 16th, the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra will take the stage at Roy Thomson Hall, performing all original compositions that are born out the culture and legends of the far east.

Along with woodwinds, brass, strings this group features the exotic sounds of Chinese instruments like the two-stringed erhu and the plucked pipa. These treasured sounds of China are nestled into the warm backdrop of a symphony.

Shen Yun got its start in 2012 at New York’s Carnegie Hall resulting in a lengthy standing ovation. Toronto will be the only Canadian stop in 2014.

The Toronto presenting committee for the Shen Yun Orchestra includes Jane Pang and Janet Qi. Listen to our conversation about the event here.

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