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Falun Dafa Association of Toronto presents

Music that Runs Millennia Deep

Exquisite Chinese instruments meld with a grand Western orchestra in a perfect harmony of East and West. New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra blends the two musical traditions in what critics call a breakthrough in classical music. Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass accentuate the melodies of soul-stirring ancient Chinese instruments like the plucked pipa and two-stringed erhu.

Part of the renowned Shen Yun Performing Arts classical Chinese dance company that wows sold-out audiences around the world, Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra enchants concertgoers with its vast repertoire drawing upon five millennia of Chinese culture along with beloved Western masterpieces.

Program Highlights:

Shen Yun Original Works
Tang Dynasty Training Ground
Martial rhythms and staccato pipa call to attention the warriors of the mighty Tang Dynasty.
Lofty Spirits on the Grasslands
Across the boundless grasslands, spirited Mongolians welcome their guests from afar.
Soaring Handkerchiefs
Lively erhu and vibrant folk tunes mark this playful composition from northeast China.

Western Classics
• Wagner: Kaisermarsch
Honoring Germany’s victory in the Franco-Prussian War, this Imperial March features exultant horns and sweeping melodies celebrating the birth of a new nation.
• Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
Sarasate’s virtuosic arrangement of iconic themes from Bizet’s popular opera, Carmen, is one of the most fascinating, and challenging, masterpieces in the violin repertoire.
• Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
One of Tchaikovsky’s seminal works, Sleeping Beauty Waltz (suite from the ballet) is easily recognizable and utterly pleasing.

Program is subject to change.