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In Miami, off to see 'The Wizard of Oz' with a live orchestra

A remastered version of “The Wizard of Oz” will screen July 14 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami accompanied by a live performance of the Miami Symphonic Studio Orchestra playing new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s Oscar-winning score.

Screenings will be at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall. Tickets cost $35, $45, $65 and $85 at ArshtCenter.org.

A national treasure that turns 80 years old next year, “The Wizard of Oz” was a technical marvel even in 1939, and has never looked better than in this remastered MGM version, its brilliant use of color and trompe-l'oeil effects only more impressive.

Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos will lead the orchestra in performances of music from the film that goes beyond “Over the Rainbow” (Academy Award for Best Song), including “The Jitterbug,” “It Really Was No Miracle” and “Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are.”

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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