Mimi B. Martinoski enjoyed the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra concert at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on Oct. 11, 2017. (NTD Television)

“This was very special to me, as an artist myself, as a writer, and as a person who has multiple cultures [Macedonian-Yugoslavian] in my background, to see a performance that was a beautiful blend of cultures and classical music. The Asian, Chinese music was beautiful. The instruments were outstanding. The performances were impeccable. It was a beautiful evening, a beautiful evening, a celebration of many cultures.”

 

“The operatic performances were wonderful, and then seeing the actual performances with the Asian Chinese instruments—[it was] really, really beautiful to see the mastery of the performances. Their finger work on the Asian Chinese instruments was absolutely delightful.”

 

“The [erhu] music is so evocative. It really transports you to a different time and place. It’s so atmospheric. And really you can feel it in your heart and in your soul. It's a very deep, moving instrument.”

 

“I would absolutely recommend it. It transcends nationalities, transcends genders. It’s something everyone would appreciate. It’s music of the soul, really music of the soul."

Mimi B. Martinoski, artist, writer
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
October 11, 2017

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