Moon was brightest at ‘Sailor Moon’ Symphony in NYC

Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY LIVE! brought out all the sailor-suited soldiers stationed in the Big Apple! Performed in Mary Flagler Cary Hall at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music the “emotional performance” (ny&about) was the debut concert for the chamber ensemble iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra.

Photos by Simen Kot

Located near New York Comic Con, the sold-out Oct. 10th premiere drew in over 200 enthusiastic “Moonies” from as far as Canada and Ecuador – some even dressed in their best Sailor Moon cosplay! The nostalgic score inspired childlike giggles, big toothy smiles, silent tears, and nods of approval from the dumpling-haired attendees who recognized background music from the original 1992 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon soundtrack.

Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY combined several music cues incorporating classical, film, and disco elements. A well-received Mozart-like concerto – played splendidly by soloists Christina Bouey, violin and Yasuhiko Fukuoka, piano – featured fan-favorites Sailor Saturn Theme and Uranus & Neptune. But the highlight of the evening was hearing the audience sing-a-long to the main theme “Moonlight Legend” (Moonlight Densetsu). In the original Japanese language. Without printed lyrics. #Amazing

The concert is set to premiere on the group’s Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY channel on Tuesday, Oct. 28. If you missed this performance, Artistic Director and arranger Bobbie Lee Crow III states, “we are investigating venues and funds for a west coast concert in the near-future.”

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