Musik von Shen Yun

    Sounds of the East

    Der Ursprung der chinesischen Musik kann in die ferne Antike zurückdatiert werden.
    Der Legende nach war in der chinesischen Mythologie Ling Lun der Begründer der Musik, und zwar zur Zeit des Gelben Kaisers (2698 bis 2598 v. Chr.). Er fertigte Bambusflöten, die nach dem Klang der Vögel einschließlich des Phönix gestimmt waren. Zu jener Zeit wurden auch Trommeln und Saiteninstrumente geschaffen.

    Programm Highlights 2019

    PROGRAMM HIGHLIGHTS 2019
    This year’s repertoire is a refreshingly diverse and fast-paced experience sure to delight both seasoned concertgoers and those new to classical music. The performance features Shen Yun’s most celebrated original compositions and award-winning singers along with timeless orchestral classics by Dvořák, Suppé, and Tchaikovsky.

    SHEN YUN ORIGINAL WORKS

    Works range from haunting erhu solos to the grandeur of imperial-style marches and the bucolic charm of folk-inspired melodies.

    CLASSICAL FAVORITES

  • Tchaikovsky: Waltz-Scherzo, Op. 34 

    Tchaikovsky’s Waltz-Scherzo reigns among the most exhilarating and sparkling mainstays of the violin repertoire.

  • Smetana: Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride 

    Smetana’s The Bartered Bride has been hailed as the first great Czech opera. The raucous, exuberant Dance of the Comedians heralds the arrival of a circus troupe in the third act of this popular folk comedy.

  • Gounod: Roméo et Juliette, Act IV, March

    Stately and regal, this wedding march follows the ballet scene in Gounod’s acclaimed opera based on Shakespeare’s tragic romance.

  • Sample the Music

    This year’s Shen Yun original works will be a surprise. Samples from last season:
  • The Creation (from the 2018 season)
    This symphonic poem tells of humankind’s origins and longing for the Creator’s return.
  • Ancient Melody (from the 2018 season)
    An instrument that dates back thousands of years, the erhu can both uniquely convey and evoke a wide range of emotions.
  • Tang Dynasty Training Ground (from the 2018 season)
    This piece accompanies Emperor Taizong as he trains the mighty warriors of the Tang Dynasty.
  • Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 (from the 2018 season)
    One of the most famous pieces for violin, Sarasate’s 1883 composition is known for its fantastic virtuosic acceleration.
  • Lofty Spirits on the Grasslands (from the 2018 season)
    This vigorous piece that takes us straight to the boundless grasslands, home to the Mongolians.
  • Zuschauerstimmen

    • “The orchestra is phenomenal. They are very, very on top! I found myself listening inside the orchestra to different instruments that were new to me. Very interesting and brought a lot of character to the score.”
      —Roger Tallman, seven-time Emmy Award–winning composer
    • “A different sensuality and a power of expression... It comes from the heart and it goes to the heart.”
      —Bogdan Zvoristeanu, Concertmaster of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    • “We certainly felt China’s soul this afternoon!”
      —Carmen Dell'Orefice, supermodel