A ONE-OF-A-KIND CONCERT EXPERIENCE.
The New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra was formed in response to the many theatergoers who longed to hear the music of Shen Yun—the phenomenally successful dance production—in concert form. Since debuting at Carnegie Hall in 2012, it has performed to great acclaim worldwide. (www.shenyun.com/symphony/dc)
A ONE-OF-A-KIND CONCERT EXPERIENCE
“Dazzling… Seamlessly fused Chinese and Western classical instrumentation.” —Boston Herald
“Shen Yun doesn’t come often enough.” —Kerry Stratton, conductor, Toronto Concert Orchestra
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra blends the spirit of Chinese music with the power of a Western orchestra. All-original compositions draw upon five millennia of culture and legends. Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass accentuate the sound of ancient Chinese instruments—like the two-stringed erhuand the plucked pipa. Never before have the exquisite beauty of Chinese melodies and the grandeur of a Western symphony been so seamlessly combined.
Shen Yun’s all-original compositions feature the perfect harmony of classical music East and West. How is this done?
First, the Western orchestra serves as a foundation, accentuating the distinct sound of Chinese instruments. Second, the bedrock of soul-stirring melodies from the ancient Middle Kingdom is fully brought to life by a Western symphony. This is what makes Shen Yun’s music unique and is a new frontier in classical music.
Traditional Chinese music emphasizes the expression of inner feelings—the ancients always used musical instruments to relate their states of mind. Western music, meanwhile, focuses on the overall effect of the musical ensemble—and to achieve that, arrangement and harmony are of utmost importance. Shen Yun’s music combines these approaches to capture the essence of both East and West.
Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852 Map
888-907-4697 (Local Presenter)
888-974-3698 (Shen Yun Ticketing)
For full parking information and directions, please visit www.strathmore.org/your-visit/directions-and-parking
Parking in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage is $5.20 during the week and free on weekends. Strathmore is also accessible via Metro’s Red Line, Grosvenor-Strathmore station.
Limited short-term parking also is available at specially marked meters along Tuckerman Lane, which do not require payment after 7pm.