Sound Euphonium

Debuting ‘The ONGAKU Report’

Introducing our newest monthly series: The ONGAKU Report! Want to know what anime and geek music events are happening this month? Check out our list below for upcoming November events in the tri-state area:

NOVEMBER

04-10 – WE ARE X: X Japan documentary @ Alamo Drafthouse
10 – Shounen Knife @ The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
13 – VAMPS @ Irving Plaza
18 – SOULJAM: A Tribute to Taku Iwasaki feat. LOTUS JUICE @ Littlefield NYC
18-20 – DerpyCon @ Hyatt Regency Morristown, NJ
18-20 – PhilCon @ Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
19 – MOMOIRO CLOVER Z @ Playstation Theater

Have news of an upcoming concert or performance in the future? Send us a tip!

Season III: SHODOWN

Announcing Season III: SHŌDOWN

Summer is almost over! And though you might be regretting going back to work/school/real life, there is a silver-lining: our third performing season starts! Season III’s theme is SHŌDOWN ~ Shōnen vs Shōjo anime! We have 3 concerts planned that will feature music from the most popular anime genres ever! See what’s in store:

Friday, October 07, 2016
Kick-@ss Music – Action Anime in Concert

Friday, November 18, 2016
Souljam: Tribute to Taku Iwasaki
If you’re a fan of hip-hop, club music, and anime, you should know the amazing scores of Taku Iwasaki! Our live ensemble will be joined by DJ and rapper for a late-night dance event sure to pump up your Friday! 21+ only

February-March 2017
Anime Video Symphony
Every year, we pay tribute to the full score of a classic and beloved series with our patented “video symphony.” Will it be another magical girl or will an action series take the crown? We’ll know this December when voting starts!

Saturday, April 20, 2017
Karaoke & Trivia
Test your vocal skills and anime knowledge in this true shōnen vs shōjo battle! Hop on stage and sing with our live band or join a trivia team to compete for fabulous prizes! Location to be announced!

Friday, May 26, 2017
Just Magic! Music of the Magical Girls
We close out the season with a west coast-exclusive concert in sunny, sunny San José! Mahō shōjo [“magical girls”] brought to life on-stage in this orchestral concert featuring works from Cardcaptor Sakura, PreCure, Sailor Moon, and more! VIP access available to our soon-to-be-announced special guests! See you at FanimeCon!

Tickets are on sale for our large concerts and soon we’ll start season subscriptions so you can have discounted pre-purchased tickets! (excluding Just Magic)

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!

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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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

NEW EVENT: Console Concert 1.0

2015 is just around the corner, and we’re happy to announce our next concert event: Console Concert 1.0!

It’s been 20 years since Sony’s dragon-flying, tomb-raiding, world-saving PlayStation® console introduced dark & edgy gameplay to wide-eyed audiences. iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra salutes the PSOne in Console Concert 1.0: Sony PlayStation (PSOne) – an interactive multimedia concert featuring music from PlayStation® games and franchises. Eight audience members will have a chance to play select game levels as our 6-piece band performs the accompanying music!

Reserve Your Seats

Watch our July 2014 tribute: