The Reno Philharmonic has served as northern Nevada's premier orchestra since its beginning in 1969. Led by Maestro Laura Jackson, the orchestra boasts some of the top musicians from northern Nevada and California. The Reno Phil's classical music series, Classix, is comprised of six concerts that runs from October-April. The orchestra also puts on the wildly popular holiday extravaganza Spirit of the Season, in addition to a wide variety of pops and patriotic concerts during the summer. In addition to a top-notch orchestra, the organization also includes three youth orchestras.