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Music and Magic

Music and Magic

Friday, March 27 — Sunday, March 29 2020

Friday, March 27 — Sunday, March 29 2020
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

This event has been cancelled due to public health recommendations to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All ticket holders will be contacted via email with options for exchanges, donating tickets, and refunds. Please contact the Box Office by emailing tickets@dso.org or by using the form on our Contact Us page. Note that the Box Office is currently unable to answer or return phone calls. Visit dso.org/coronavirus for more information.


Michael Grandinetti, star of TV’s Masters of Illusion and one of today’s leading pioneers of live magic, combines his art of illusion with the DSO’s magical melodies, including music by John Williams, Debussy, and Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Get ready to be on the edge of your seat, but don’t worry: only one lucky audience member will be cut in half!

Artists

Stuart Chafetz

conductor

Stuart Chafetz is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony and the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Chautauqua and Marin Symphonies. Stuart, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence, is increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent and this season Stuart will be on the podium in Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Naples, Philly Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Winnipeg.  He enjoys a special relationship with The Phoenix Symphony where he leads multiple programs annually.

He's had the privilege to work with renowned artists including Chris Botti, 2 Cellos, Hanson, Rick Springfield, Michael Bolton, Kool & The Gang, Jefferson Starship, America, Little River Band, Brian McKnight, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Richard Chamberlain, The Chieftains, Jennifer Holliday, John Denver, Marvin Hamlisch, Thomas Hampson, Wynonna Judd, Jim Nabors, Randy Newman, Jon Kimura Parker and Bernadette Peters.

He previously held posts as resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. As principal timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony for twenty years, Stuart would also conduct the annual Nutcracker performances with Ballet Hawaii and principals from the American Ballet Theatre. It was during that time that Stuart led numerous concerts with the Maui Symphony and Pops. He's led numerous Spring Ballet productions at the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

In the summers, Stuart spends his time at the Chautauqua Institution, where he conducts the annual Fourth of July and Opera Pops concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in addition to his role as that orchestra's timpanist.

When not on the podium, Stuart makes his home near San Francisco, CA, with his wife Ann Krinitsky. Stuart holds a bachelor's degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a master's from the Eastman School of Music.

Michael Grandinetti

Illusionist

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A great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience. ”

Brittany Frederick, Entertainment Weekly
Michael Grandinetti Live on Stage
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