ANiMATO 2018’s penultimate video is our last string orchestra tribute – a sad ballad from genius Shiro Sagius from Bleach anime soundtrack. Featuring violinist Lavinia Pavlish and harpist Stephanie Babirak.
We kicked down the walls at one of our favorite venues ever, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music – not literally, of course! The epic songs and scores from popular shōnen works like Naruto and One Piece opened Season III during New York Comic Con 2016 weekend!
A 16-piece chamber “rock orchestra” – dressed in its best high school wear – performed the rock, jazz, and pop OSTs we’ve come to love so much, starting off strong with Lupin III Theme followed by the very popular Fairy Tail Main Themes. Our featured guitarist Johnnez Pantanilla soloed during our Bleach Hueco Mundo medley, a latin-inspired treat for our audiences. Special guests soprano Kacey Cardin and rapper RelaX joined us for hip-hop and pop tributes to Taku Iwasaki, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Dragon Ball Z.
And don’t forget our first cash bar experience thanks to the good people at Carousel Beverages! Thank you to all the attendees and new fans! Our next concert (SOULJAM: A Tribute to Taku Iwasaki) happens in Brooklyn and features anime and video game rapper Lotus Juice with DJ LUNATiC.
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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