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The city's symphony orchestra was founded in 1939. It celebrated its 50th anniversary by moving into the Majestic Theatre, the reopening of which was planned to coincide with the event. The symphony still plays there, but it may move to the Municipal Auditorium in 2011 or 2012. The symphony's season runs from September to May and usually has two concert series, one classical and the other pops. The Music Director is Sebastian Lang-Lessing, a German native, who has conducted orchestras around the world, including the Tokyo Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Paris. He is particularly well known for his opera direction, including work with the opera companies of San Francisco, Houston, and Los Angeles, as well as the Washington National Opera.