Kick-@ss Music: Action Anime in Concert

PRESS RELEASE: Shōnen Concert Featuring ‘Naruto’ and ‘Bleach’ Music

NEW YORK, NY – August 12, 2016 – iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra (iTSO) opens it’s 2016-17 performing season with Kick-@ss Music, a tribute to shōnen anime, Friday, October 7, 7:30pm at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

A rock-orchestral fusion concert, “Kick-@ss Music” will feature live music from popular action anime series such as Astro Boy, Lupin the Third, Dragonball Z, Naruto, One Punch Man, and Saint Seiya. The 17-piece chamber orchestra will also honor the end of the Tite Kubo’s Bleach with a special performance of Shiro Sagisu’s score for the series’ “Arrancar” arc.

“Kick-@ss Music” will be held at Mary Flagler Cary Hall inside The DiMenna Center for Classical Music located at 450 W 37th St, New York, NY on Friday, October 7. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $20 for general seating with discounts for students and 2016 New York Comic Con attendees. Tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.iconiquestra.org/kick-ass-music

“Kick-@ss” is the first of 4 concerts in iTSO’s 2016-17 performing series Season III – Shōdown, celebrating the music of shōnen [“young boy”] and mahō shōjo [“magical girl”] anime.

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SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony

SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony (NY)

After a well-received showing in Los Angeles, SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony – the fan tribute to the music of Sailor Moon – returns to New York on Sunday, July 3rd at 7pm.

Originally conceived as a video tribute celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the chamber orchestra concert features music from the 1992 Japanese anime, the first American dub, and the 2014 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series.

Reuniting at this homecoming performance are conductor/arranger Bobbie Lee Crow III, piano soloist Yasuhiko Fukuoka, and violin soloist Annette Homann. Jennifer Cihi – the original American singing voice of Sailor Moon – will make a special appearance accompanied by a mixed choral ensemble.

VIP tickets include prime orchestra seats and invitations to a pre-concert panel discussion with the soloists.

Tickets on sale Sunday, April 17th @ midnight.

SERASYMPHONY Illuminates LA stage

Thank you all the donors and supporters who helped bring SERASYMPHONY to Los Angeles! We had an even bigger turnout in the lovely Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School! Actress and avid Sailor Moon fan Julie Zhan was our guest moderator and MC. She brought charm, sass, and so much energy to the panel discussion about the creation of SERASYMPHONY and its future – VIP guests couldn’t get enough. And let us tell you about the amazing cosplayers who came dressed in their finest!

Photos by Shane Karns

We add so much to the program, extending the concert to just over 2 hours of Moonie music! Violin soloist Christina Bouey and composer-pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka returned for the III. Super concerto movement and surprised audiences with a splendid encore! But perhaps the biggest crowd-pleaser was the appearance by original dub songstress Jennifer Cihi who joined us for our DiC music medley! Even having originated these tunes 20 years ago, Cihi has not lost her touch and it a master of the stage! Fans were in awe of her matured interpretation of classics “Carry On,” “The Power of Love,” and “My Only Love. We will definitely be performing with her again very soon!

Next stop: Atlanta on September 27th! Hope to see you there!!

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iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra MiLESTONES Concert

Marking ‘MiLESTONES’ at Season-Ending Concert

We ended our inaugural season with MiLESTONES: A Concert of Anime, Cartoon, and Video Games Anniversaries at the Loreto Theater in The Sheen Center. So many nostalgic shows reached their 15th, 20th, and 30th marks so we though it best to pay tribute to each one of them as well as our own one year anniversary!

Photos by Simen Kot

Our 13-piece chamber orchestra performed music from Batman: The Animated Series, Intelligent Qube, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, The Simpsons, Super Mario Bros., and more in this 90-minute concert. Audience members were entertained by our video interludes which features members of the group talking about their memories of playing and/or watching their favorite animated shows & games!

Thank you to everyone who attended and all who’ve supported this ensemble along the way! We cannot wait to share everything we’ve got planned for our 2015-16 season!

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Sailor Moon Symphony

Tickets On Sale for SERASYMPHONY LA Concert

NEW YORK, NY – May 4, 2015 – Tickets are on sale for SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony, the fan-created orchestral tribute to the music of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon performed by iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, July 5, 8pm.

Originally conceived as a video montage celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the tribute concert features musical themes from the 1992 anime adaptation in a five-movement suite, complete with a double concerto performed by violinist Christina Bouey and composer-pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka. Played by a 30-piece chamber orchestra led by concertmaster Annette Homann and conducted by Bobbie Lee Crow III, this performance will include a special medley of DiC dub music starring guest singer Jennifer Cihi, the English singing voice of ailor Moon.

A successful Kickstarter campaign ran from February 15-April 16 raising $7,500 towards the event.

SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony will be held in Zipper Concert Hall inside The Colburn School at 200 South Grand Avenue. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online at: http://serasymphony-la.brownpapertickets.com. VIP tickets are available for front center orchestra seating and access to a pre-concert panel with the soloists and conductor.