Less than 24 hours and we're at 94%! Don't forget: donors at 35+ get to reserve their seats early! Also, watch our omake videos on Sailor Moon Symphony Youtube page! Let's make it to 100%!
*** PLEASE NOTE: The "Sailor Moon" goodie bag at the $100 level has been REMOVED. It has been replaced by a DVD of iTSO 2014-15 music videos, so please choose the $90 level instead. We are complying with a request sent by the copyright owners TV Asahi Music.
After a sold-out east coast premiere during New York Comic Con 2014 weekend, Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY comes to Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, July 5, 2015, 8pm at The Colburn School!
Support this nostalgic anime concert featuring your favorite Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon music from the 90s anime played by iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra!
New York City-based chamber ensemble iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra (or “iconiQuestra”) is, quite simply, a musical nerdfest. Founded in 2011 by Conductor & Artistic Director Bobbie Lee Crow III, the quirky “group of talented musicians, arrangers, and composers” (The Escapist) pays tribute to music from Japanese animated series [“anime”], cartoons, and video games with a super-special-button-smashing combo of music video medleys, “emotional performances” (ny&about), and interactive social events. It’s coupling of classical virtuosity and geek fandom has caught the ears of fans and industry professionals alike.
Sailor Moon Symphony: SERASYMPHONY began as a video tribute to commemorate the anime’s 20th anniversary using composer Takanori Arisawa’s original score from the 90s adaptation. After amassing over 100,000 views on Youtube, we produced a live concert in New York City which sold-out within the first month of ticket sales!
So now, we’re planning to present this 'moonlight' concert during Anime Expo weekend in the beautiful city of Los Angeles!
We are aiming for $7,500 to produce an extended concert with more music and new arrangements of favorites like Heart Moving, La Soldier, and Moon Revenge performed by a 30-piece orchestra! We’ll also be joined by a very special guest – Jennifer Cihi, the original American singing voice of Sailor Moon – for a DiC music medley!
HOW WILL MY PLEDGE HELP?
Your pledges will go towards:
- venue & instrument rentals
- audio and video recordings
- performance and copyright licensing
Anything over $7,500 will go towards our stretch goals:
- At $8,000, we'll create a Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal music medley
- At $9,500, we'll add an additional concert concert on Friday, July 3, 2015
- At $11,000, we'll produce a professionally recorded album of SERASYMPHONY!
... and a future North American tour!
BENEFITS OF DONATIONS
Fabulous perks await you at every giving level including:
- Live recordings of the concert
- Early registration for seats
- A chance to conduct the orchestra’s encore
- Invitations to a panel discussion by the creative team and soloists
- And more!
We’ll also create a “making-of” documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage of our LA trip, rehearsals, and even you, the fans!
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Make a pledge or spread the word to your friends! Share using social media or email:
Thank you for your consideration and support! We hope you can join us in celebrating the magic and music of this phenomenal show!
Risks and challenges
The production fees for putting on a concert of this caliber are quite high. Copyrights, licensing, arranging, rehearsals, and rentals can add up to enormous amounts - especially when were planning to perform close to 75 music cues from the show! But, Sailor Moon deserves this kind of respect because it is one of the few "anime staples" that has been neglected when it comes to the performance of its music. It is a masterpiece - unforgettable, timeless, and oh-so endearing! The real work happens after the fundraiser when we must put together all our paperwork and promotional material - but our team is willing to go hard or go home to make this concert a bigger, better success than the NYC premiere!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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