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Symphony of Illusions with Michael Grandinetti

Master illusionist Michael Grandinetti performs jaw-dropping feats of prestidigitation to magical symphonic selections, including favorite works by John Williams, Alan Silvestri, Saint-Saëns, and more with your BPO.


Fernanda Lastra, conductor
Michael Grandinetti, illusionist
Amy Glidden, violin

JOHN WILLIAMS  Selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite for Orchestra:
Hedwig’s Theme
Nimbus 2000
The Sorcerer’s Stone

FALLA  Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo

ALAN SILVESTRI  Suite from Back to the Future

MUSSORGSKY / orch. Rimsky-Korsakov  A Night on Bald Mountain


 Flight from Neverland from Hook

JOHN WILLIAMS  Yoda’s Theme from Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra

SAINT-SAËNS  Danse macabre, Op. 40

JOHN WILLIAMS  Parade of the Ewoks from The Star Wars Saga

LALA SCHIFRIN / arr. Calvin Custer  Theme from Mission Impossible

JOHN WILLIAMS  The Chamber of Secrets from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Suite for Orchestra

JOHN WILLIAMS  Throne Room & End Title from Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra

JOHN WILLIAMS  Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite for Orchestra

About Michael Grandinetti

Named by Entertainment Weekly as “a great magician,” Hidden Remote as a “fan favorite…with charisma and an easy rapport with an audience,” and Digital Journal as “the one to watch in magic in a show that is five out of five stars,” Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician.

With performances on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, and theaters around the country, with Oscar-winning composers and symphony orchestras, for NFL and NBA halftime shows and major sporting events, for Fortune 500 companies, and even at the White House, Michael has made a name for himself around the world as an extremely talented and innovative magician and illusionist.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has been driven to make magic contemporary and give it a wide, mainstream appeal. He has had starring roles on NBC’s The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II, five seasons of The CW’s Masters of Illusion (also syndicated in over 100 countries worldwide), and POP’s Don’t Blink, and his magic has been featured on the Emmy-nominated FOX series Bones, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, SportsCenter, and The Bold and the Beautiful. Michael has also been featured in Parade, Entertainment Weekly, AXS.com, Hidden Remote, Starpulse, The Huffington Post, Young Hollywood, and The Beverly Hills Times. Michael was a featured guest on CNBC’s Make It, a series about people who have achieved success in challenging industries, as well as on the cover of TV Times, released nationally across the U.S.

Possessing a true passion for amazing live audiences, Michael has performed at a wide range of venues nationwide, including Heinz Hall with renowned conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; casinos including Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, Three Rivers Casino Resort, Saratoga Casino, Spirit Lake Casino, Casino Rama, and Shooting Star Casino; and theaters and arenas including Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (Los Angeles, CA), Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, NC), A.J. Palumbo Center (Pittsburgh, PA), Paramount Theater (Huntington, NY), Symphony Hall (Phoenix, AZ), and Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC), surrounded by 60,000 people for the Carolina Panthers Halftime Show. Michael has also performed custom presentations for major corporations including Google, Southwest Airlines, Ernst & Young, The American Marketing Association, Mazda, Rite-Aid, Harley Davidson, and many more.

In addition, Michael was honored to be the first illusionist ever invited to perform in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C. During this remarkable celebration, Michael levitated a girl high above one of the floats as it moved down Constitution Avenue, while a live audience of 250,000 people watched in amazement.

The Magic of Michael Grandinetti LIVE production features breathtaking wonders from Michael’s extraordinary career, right before your very eyes. Legendary magic plots of levitation, teleportation, mind reading, and more are reimagined for today’s audiences, making them more visual, surprising, and even more astounding than ever before. However, audiences don’t just watch the magic; they’re pulled into an interactive experience where everyone in the theater becomes part of the magic! By blurring the line between illusion and reality in a groundbreaking yet personable way, Michael Grandinetti gives his audiences an engaging, entertaining, and one-of-a-kind experience they’ll never forget.


Saturday, June 8, 2024
7:30 pm
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Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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(716) 885-5000

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