The MISO Golden Baton Recognition Award is given annually by the board of directors of the Miami Symphony Orchestra to an outstanding member of our community in recognition for his/ her invaluable contribution for the arts and culture in South Florida. Initiated in 2014 the award has been given to Judit Drucker, Mark Rosenberg, Michael Spring, Eduardo Padrón and now Emilio Estefan in 2018.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra honors our fifth recipient of the “MISO GOLDEN BATON RECOGNITION AWARD” to Emilio Estefan

Emilio has been instrumental in shaping, developing and directing the careers of his superstar wife, Gloria as well as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Jon Secada, Alejandro Fernandez, Thalia, Carlos Vives, and Jennifer López, among many others.
His ability to connect with their talent, expression and creativity has been vital in establishing a musical presence second to none.

His resume includes over 30 Grammy nominations and 19 Grammy Awards. Emilio is one of the few producers that produce television events for both General Market and Hispanic Market television.

The Latin Grammy’s on CBS, The Hispanic Heritage Awards on NBC and Nuestra Navidad on Univision, as well as high profile musical productions on HBO and Showtime.

His credibility and professionalism are some of the powerful reasons why he is viewed as an Ambassador in the world of cross-over business. In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Emilio as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and he has produced many historical musical events at the White House. He was tapped by President Barack Obama to the committee that will create the first National Museum of the American Latino, he sits as the second Vice Chair to the Commission.

Eduardo Padron

Golden Baton 2017

Michael Spring

Golden Baton 2016

Mark Rosenberg

Golden Baton 2015

Judy Drucker

Golden Baton 2014