Celebrating 25 Years of Sailor Moon

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sailor Moon, we returned to Los Angeles and reunited members of the DiC music team for a special live concert starring Jennifer Cihi, Annelle K. Gregory, and Sandy Howell.

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Held at the stellar Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural Community Center, the symphonic-pop concert featured songs from the 90s anime, DiC dub, live-action TV show, Sailor Moon Crystal, and musicals performed by a trim 15-piece ensemble of strings, winds, percussion.

A special meet-and-greet session was held pre-concert with select songwriters and singers from the 1995 DiC English-language dub – composer Michael Benghiat (“My Only Love”), composer John Miyagi Author (“The Power of Love”), singer-songwriter Lois Blaisch (“Rainy Day Man”), singer Jennifer Cihi (“It’s A New Day”), and singer-songwriter Sandy Howell (“Oh Starry Night”). It has been more than 20 years since these fine musicians had seen each other, so the reunion was at times nostalgic, informative, playful, and comedic. Thank you to these wonderful guests for joining us and creating memorable songs for our favorite show!

(Highlights from the panel discussion will be available for viewing on the SeraSymphony youtube page.

Music performed at the concert included “Maboroshi no Ginzuishou~SILVER CRYSTAL,” “La Soldier,” “Kirari Sailor Dream!,” first-ever live performance of “Oh Starry Night” with Sandy Howell, “My Only Love” with Jennifer Cihi, “Sailor Star Song,” and “Uranus and Neptune” featuring Annelle K. Gregory, among others.

SERASYMPHONY II: Half Moon is now available for digital download

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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!

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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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Tickets On Sale for SERASYMPHONY LA Concert

NEW YORK, NY – May 4, 2015 – Tickets are on sale for SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony, the fan-created orchestral tribute to the music of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon performed by iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, July 5, 8pm.

Originally conceived as a video montage celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the tribute concert features musical themes from the 1992 anime adaptation in a five-movement suite, complete with a double concerto performed by violinist Christina Bouey and composer-pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka. Played by a 30-piece chamber orchestra led by concertmaster Annette Homann and conducted by Bobbie Lee Crow III, this performance will include a special medley of DiC dub music starring guest singer Jennifer Cihi, the English singing voice of ailor Moon.

A successful Kickstarter campaign ran from February 15-April 16 raising $7,500 towards the event.

SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony will be held in Zipper Concert Hall inside The Colburn School at 200 South Grand Avenue. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online at: http://serasymphony-la.brownpapertickets.com. VIP tickets are available for front center orchestra seating and access to a pre-concert panel with the soloists and conductor.

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%!

Make a donation today.

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

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.

Sailormoon celebrations with Meetup and ‘Sailor Day’

#SailorWeek might just be online (starting June 22), but other groups are celebrating Sailor Moon fandom during one-day special events you can attend:

International Sailor Moon Day Party

  • Hosted by? Sailor Moon Meetup Group
  • When? Sunday, June 29th
  • Time? 1-7pm
  • Where? 401 5th Ave, Entrance on 37th St, 7th Floor, New York, NY

On the East Coast, the New York City-based 180-member Sailor Moon Meetup Group is hosting an International Sailor Moon Day Party. This FREE event will include food and beverages, video screenings, Sailor Moon Fighting Game Tournament, Artist/Coloring corner, contests, and a raffle with special Sailor Moon-themed prizes. Our conductor will even make an appearance to talk about SeraSymphony LIVE! and our Indiegogo campaign! Even if you can’t attend, you can watch the Livestream of the party and join in from wherever you are! As the invitation states, “cosplay is encouraged.”

Sailor Day

  • Hosted by? Viz Media
  • When? Saturday, July 5th
  • Time? 10am-CLOSE
  • Location? Anime Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Over on the West, the anime distributor Viz Media celebrate “Sailor Day” at the Anime Expo. What’s promised is a Sailor Moon Official Panel with the cast of the new dub, screenings of the first two dubbed episodes of the newly licensed original anime (Petree Hall), autograph session, cast photo shoot, and cosplay gathering. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #1601.

Don’t forget to tune-in to #SailorWeek, iconiQuestra 14-day celebration of Sailor Moon featuring interviews with fan site owners, guardian tributes, and the premiere of our SeraSymphony OMAKE medley!