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.

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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LOVEOrchestra

Season II – 愛のOrchestra: The Best Anime String Music

Nothing brings anime to life more than a stunning soundtrack – especially when played by stringed instruments! In this intimate Season II opening concert, NY’s musical nerdfest iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra presents the best string orchestra music from popular Japanese animated series (anime) – including Cardcaptor Sakura, InuYasha, Naruto, Spirited Away, Yona of the Dawn, and more – played by our 9-piece 愛のOrchestra (“LOVEOrchestra”).

Discounts available for New York Comic Con 2015 attendees, students, and educational faculty/staff.

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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1 Week left in ‘SeraSymphony’ campaign

Only 1 week left in our Sailor Moon Symphony LA Concert Kickstarter! Thank you everyone for your donations so far! Every bit of support helps so share, tweet, and like the campaign … only 40% left! And as a bit of an enticement, here’s a preview of our string quartet version of “My Only Love” which will be unlocked at 75%!

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Tickets on sale May 1st for Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY – LA Edition