Music That Runs Five Millennia DeeprnrnShen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 program features Shen Yun original music that draws inspiration from China’s 5,000 years of civilization, as well as timeless orchestral classics by Dvořák, Suppé, and Tchaikovsky, Shen Yun’s award-winning bel canto singers, and more.rnrnShen 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.rnrnOur Vocal Music: A Lost Technique RevivedrnAncient Chinese theater and early European opera shared the same singing technique, believed to produce the most beautiful and pure tone of voice. Today, however, the true bel canto technique for singing in the upper register has been lost in Europe as well as in China. Only Shen Yun’s singers are now again using this traditional and ancient technique on the modern stage.