Bay Area Music Groups

The Bay Area is home to literally hundreds of classical music organizations, from community choruses to world-renowned orchestras, opera companies and chamber ensembles. This listing provides all the vital statistics for Bay Area music groups, as well as a summary of what they do best. Search by type of organization or alphabetically. Note to classical music groups: If your organization is not listed here or there is an error in your listing, please email [email protected].

Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito

Artistic Director: Pasquale Esposito
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Ives Collective

The Ives Collective presents varied chamber music performances informed by the maverick music sensibilities of its namesake Charles Ives.

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Susan Freier/ Stephen Harrison
Where to hear them: Venues in Silicon Valley and San Francisco

J2Sonoma Music Productions

Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: John Partridge
Where to hear them: Sonoma Community Center

Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Jack Curtis Dubowsky
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James Toland Vocal Arts

Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: James Toland

Japanese Choral Federation of Northern California

This is an association of the six Japanese chorus groups in SF Bay Area and Sacramento.

Where to hear them: Around the Bay Area

Japanese Music Institute

Founded: 1981
Artistic Director: Masayuki Koga

Jarvis Conservatory

Utilizing a grant from the Jarvis family the Conservatory provides training and support for artists. The Conservatory is dedicated to serious art forms not often available in other places, and at the same time, art forms relating to the large Hispanic community of Napa.

Founded: 1995
Artistic Director: William Jarvis
Where to hear them: The Jarvis Conservatory