The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) will honor Florida International University (FIU) President Mark B. Rosenberg with the second annual “MISO Golden Baton Recognition Award” at the upcoming “Golden Sounds from Hollywood” concert on Sunday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
“Mark has made FIU the face of the country’s future in higher education,” stated MISO Chairman of the Board, Rafael Diaz-Balart. “He has led FIU to ever higher standards of excellence as a top research university, graduating more Hispanic students than any other university in the nation, and growing enrollment to an impressive 54,000.
He is a true leader, always saying ‘present’ to any initiative that augments the quality of life in our community. Miami is privileged to count Mark among its own.” Dr. Rosenberg is a political scientist specializing in Latin America, and his latest book, The United States and Central America: Geopolitical Realities and Regional Fragility (2007), is a Harvard University project co-authored with Luis Guillermo Solis of Costa Rica. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has testified before Congress numerous times, and has served as a consultant to the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Maestro Marturet conducts a program that features works written specifically for motion pictures, combining actual projections from the film onto the stage of the Knight Concert Hall. Executive Producer Fernando Duprat adds visual elements of excitement to Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries from Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” and the soundtracks from Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.,” “Jurassic Park,” among many more popular and recognizable films.
Tickets start at just $31 and can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center website, by calling the MISO box office at (305) 275-5666, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.