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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PRESS RELEASE: ‘Sailor Moon’ Concert Returns to NYC

NEW YORK, NY – April 17, 2016 – SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony, the fan made orchestral tribute to Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon returns to New York City, Sunday, July 3, 7pm at Roulette.

Originally conceived as a video tribute celebrating the anime’s 20th anniversary, SERASYMPHONY features music and songs from the 1992 anime and 2014 reboot performed by a live orchestra. IconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra debuted the concert in 2014 to a sold-out crowd in New York City. Reuniting at this concert are conductor and arranger Bobbie Lee Crow III, violinist Annette Homann, pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka, and singer Jennifer Cihi – the original American singing voice of Sailor Moon – who first performed with the ensemble in Los Angeles in 2015.

Best known for her work in the 1995 North American Sailor Moon dub by DiC Kids, Cihi has performed her signature songs such as “Carry On,” “My Only Love,” and “The Power of Love” at major conventions including Anime Expo, MTAC, and Malta Comics Expo in Europe. During this performance, she will perform a medley of North American music and premiere a new composition inspired by Sailor Moon Crystal with a mixed choir.

SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony will be performed at Roulette located at 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on Sunday, July 3. Tickets are $25 for general seating, $20 for students, and $45 for premium seats. VIP tickets are available include entry to a pre-concert panel with Jennifer Cihi. Tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.serasymphony.com/tickets . Prices increase at the door.

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SakuraSymphony

Happy New Year 2016!

2015 was an amazing year for us here at iTSO – we had the biggest concert of SeraSymphony yet, a wonderful opening to our 2015-16 season, and new tributes to old favorites! But this year promises to be our most eclectic. Just a preview of what’s to come:

  • SakuraSymphony: Tribute to Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Return of LOVEOrchestra chamber concert series
  • New Board of Directors
  • Special fundraising event in New York
  • Re-designed website
  • OST reviews and features

You’re gonna love what we have in store for this new year! Thank you for your support and we’ll see you this Tuesday during Director’s Podium!

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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PRESS RELEASE: ‘Sailor Moon’ Orchestra Concert Comes to Los Angeles

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon returns to the concert stage this summer! After a sold-out debut performance in New York City, iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra brings it’s fan-created Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY to Los Angeles, California on Sunday, July 5 at 8pm.

Originally conceived as a video montage celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the fan-made tribute restructures musical themes from the 1992 anime adaptation into a five-movement suite, complete with a double concerto performed by violinist Christina Bouey and composer-pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka. This extended concert will feature a 30-piece chamber orchestra led by concertmaster Annette Homann, additional musical arrangements, and guest singer Jennifer Cihi – the English singing voice of Sailor Moon – who will join the orchestra for a special medley of tunes written for the North American DiC dub including favorites “My Only Love” and “Carry On.”

A crowdfunding campaign was launched on Feb. 15 and will run until Thursday, April 16. Contributors will receive exclusive perks such as early access to ticket reservations, iconiQuestra merchandise, invitations to a pre-concert panel discussion, and more.

Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY will be held in Zipper Concert Hall inside The Colburn School at 200 S Grand Avenue. Tickets will be available for reservation online starting May 1.

Console Concert 1.0

PRESS RELEASE: VideoGamesNewYork sponsors PlayStation ‘Console Concert’

New York-based chamber ensemble iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra will “level-up” the chamber concert experience with Console Concert 1.0: Tribute to Sony PlayStation® 1 at 7pm Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) in Manhattan.