(CNN) -- American pop star Katy Perry got emotional while attending a special music event in Beijing.
The event featured an orchestra playing some of her music with traditional Chinese musical instruments.
During part of the performance, Perry could be seen in the crowd wiping tears from her eyes.
She said after the concert, "Made me cry. It really excited me and made me really understand my love for music, and here in its purist form, it gave me this emotional, kind of spiritual reaction to it. It was really intense."
The performance came as Perry visited Beijing to headline the 2014 Infiniti China Brand Festival.