Michael Vincent, composer, music critic, and founder and CEO of Ludwig Van, a network of classical music websites based in Canada, enjoyed Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall on Oct. 11, 2017. (NTD Television)

"I saw the erhu and ... the pipa ... [they] sounded great."

 

"I found it interesting because it's a mix of cultures, so you've got Western culture meeting Asian culture. And I think the timbres actually mix fairly well. ... It works really well. It was interesting to hear the different types of music as well."

 

"The conductor was particularly good. I was quite impressed with him."

 

"[The conductor] was ahead of the beat and he was very attentive to the orchestra's needs. Seeing everything ahead of time, he's very musical."

 

"[Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35, 3rd Movement] is a very challenging piece, very virtuosic. The violinist ... very impressive playing ... very virtuosic. I didn't hear any issues with it at all; it was very strong."

Michael Vincent, composer, music critic
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
October 11, 2017

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