BOSTON—The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performed at Boston Symphony Hall on Oct. 13, 2017. An audience member praised the performance, saying he would stay for another performance. The orchestra features a mixture of original pieces and traditional western classical music.
David Vogel, an Investment Manager said, “Just taking the music in. It is very transformative. It moves you to a different place. whatever the worries are that you brought in there, they are left behind. You listen to this music, it’s really quite remarkable.”
He also added, “I’m blown away by the talent and the sounds they are able to produce. It’s really quite amazing. So we are very much enjoying it.”
His wife, Julie Vogel, a Fiction Writer said, “We were just saying when we came out that we almost felt like we were dreaming. We were just seeing really beautiful images when you have a very nice dream.”
“They were remarkable, really remarkable.”
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.
John Moore, an Entrepreneur said, “I would stay for another performance. That’s how wonderful it was. I was just like almost floating. It was like a history lesson in a way. We are so blessed to have people come from other countries and other cultures that we can share with.”
“What this performance does is it takes you back five thousand years. It was almost like flashback and you see the instruments. What was most important is that this is one world today that we all have to band together and music is the wonderful way to do it. It was such a pleasure. Please thank all the performers.”
Serene Lee contributed to this report.