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: 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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SERASYMPHONY Cancelled

SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony in Atlanta

It is with a heavy heart that we must report that SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony Concert in Atlanta has been CANCELLED due to low ticket sales and other unforeseen circumstances. All ticket buyers will receive a full refund. Our sincerest apologies to all the Moonies and fans who anticipated our Southern debut this September.

Our Fall opening concert LOVEOrchestra is still on and we’ll be planning a future trip to Atlanta for 2016.

Please let us know if you have any questions at info[at]iconiquestra.org .

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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PRESS RELEASE: Jennifer Cihi to Perform at ‘SERASYMPHONY’ in LA

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 27, 2015 – American Sailor Moon songstress Jennifer Cihi will join the New York-based geek ensemble iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra for SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony, a fan-created orchestra concert featuring music from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Sunday, July 5, 8pm at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA.

Best known as the original singing voice of Sailor Moon in the 1995 North American dub of the beloved anime series, 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. She will join the full orchestra concert for a special “DIC dub medley” including music by Michael Benghiat, John Miyagi Author, Andy Heyward, and Bob Summers.

SERASYMPHONY is a tribute concert featuring musical themes and transformation music from the 1992 Sailor Moon anime. Conducted by cellist and arranger Bobbie Lee Crow III and led by concertmaster Annette Homann, the multi-movement tribute will also feature a double concerto played by solo violinist Christina Bouey and composer-pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka. The concert’s New York debut sold out within the first month of ticket sales.

SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony will be held at Zipper Concert Hall inside The Colburn School at 200 South Grand Avenue. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online at: http://www.serasymphony.com/tickets . Promotional discounts are available for Students and Anime Expo attendees. VIP guests will be able to attend a talkback with Cihi and the orchestra soloists.

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