Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra makes its second stop in Taichung, Taiwan, on Oct. 1, nearing completion of its Asia tour. Many artists came to enjoy the performance and remarked on the lingering feelings the music gave them.
Taichung City Art Education Association Director Lin Huichen said, “I still feel the music lingering in my heart. Especially when I listened to this year’s performance, the musical pieces like “The Great Khan” and “Suppe: Light Cavalry Overture” really made me feel immersed in the performance and images appeared before my eyes. This music is just like a cleansing purification, it goes all the way into your bones and washes away all of your weariness. My spirit felt so comfortable, I have not been moved in such a way for a long time. When I heard the “Plum Blossom” song, I naturally thought of the resilience of the plum blossom and how it represented our country. When I heard the lyrics from the song, my tears really fell down, it was very moving.”
“It was music that excites the soul. It was really excellent,” said Lee General Hospital Director of pathology Chou Kuan.
“All the music rose and fell along with the rhythm to express its content. It was all very clear in the music’s ambience. It all came out while you listened to it–the impression of China’s thousand year old culture. That picture was very vivid in my mind,” said Beauty Studio Manager Yi Hsiangping.
The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is based in New York, but performs around the world. It combines Eastern and Western instruments in a full orchestra, complemented by performances of opera singers singing Bel canto.
It started as an accompaniment to the dance performances in Shen Yun Performing Arts. The orchestra has been performing solo since 2012, when it debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York.
NTD News in Taichung, Taiwan contributed to this report.