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Miami Symphony, Symphonic Band set concerts

Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg will be honored with Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Golden Baton award.
Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg will be honored with Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Golden Baton award.

Lovers of music from the movies and Irish music have two chances to hear their favorites live in South Florida concerts this week.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra performs its sixth annual Golden Sounds from Hollywood concert at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Knight Concert Hall at Miami’s Arsht Center. Eduardo Maurturet will conduct the orchestra in a program combining movie images and music, including Also Sprach Zarathustra from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ride of the Valkyries from Apocalypse Now and more. Florida International University president Mark B. Rosenberg will be honored with the second MISO Golden Baton Recognition Award for his achievements in leading the university. Tickets are $31.50 to $154. Call 305-275-5666, emailinfo@themiso.org or visit www.arshtcenter.org.

The Greater Miami Symphonic Band is getting the jump on St. Patrick’s Day with a holiday-themed concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Retired Air Force Col. Arnald D. Gabriel and Robert Longfield will conduct, and saxophonist Dale Underwood will be guest soloist. Irish Suite by Leroy Anderson, Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger and Irish Baker are on the program, along with Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca Fantasy and other music. The concert is at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Tickets are $15 ($5 for students and children over 5). Call 305-273-7687 or visit www.gmsb.org.

Christine Dolen

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