It was evident early on that the Beatles’ innovative approach to rock offered a nod to symphonic sounds as well. Their early hit "Yesterday" garnered notice when electric guitars and drums gave way to an actual string quartet. George Martin, their producer, often added orchestration to their arrangements at the behest of the band, and given the Beatles’ tendency toward stylistic shifts, it was little surprise to find songs like "All You Need Is Love" and "Good Night" embellished almost entirely with strings. With Abbey Road, the band took a direct cue from classical music, fashioning the album’s second side as one continuous suite. Given that classical connection, it’s only natural to find the Miami Symphony saluting the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s arrival in Miami and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show with a program of original works based on Beatles music by maestro Eduardo Marturet and composer-in-residence Sam Hyken. The performance will take place Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Tickets cost $31.50 to $154. Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org.
Sun., Nov. 16, 6 p.m., 2014