Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is one of America's oldest performing arts organizations, with a distinguished musical history. The orchestra’s inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. The Palace Theatre served as a location for six concerts in 1931-32. City Auditorium and the Houston Music Hall showcased Symphony performances from the late 1930s into the 1960s. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, the orchestra’s current home, was dedicated on October 2, 1966, with a special performance by the Houston Symphony under the baton of Sir John Barbirolli.
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