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].

Interdisciplinary Artists Aggregation, Inc.

Founded: 1970
Artistic Director: Karlton Hester
Where to hear them: San Francisco Bay Area

InterHarmony International Music Festival in San Francisco

Founded: 1995
Artistic Director: Misha Quint
Where to hear them: Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University

International Body Music Festival

Artistic Director: Keith Terry
Where to hear them:

International Culture Exchange Group

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Lulu Huang

International Lyric Academy

Founded: 1994
Artistic Director: Stefano Vignati

International Orange Chorale

The IOC presents a wide variety of a cappella choral works. They strive to provide at least one West Coast (if not World) Premiere per show.

Founded: 2003
Artistic Director: Jeremy Faust and Zane Fiala
Where to hear them: Various San Francisco locations, including regular free concerts downtown.

International Russian Music Piano Competition

Founded: Spring of 2000
Artistic Director: Piano competition with an emphasis on Russian music
Where to hear them: Le Petit Trianon Theatre in downtown San Jose

Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

Founded: 1983
Artistic Director: William Meredith
Where to hear them: King Library at San Jose State University Library

Irregular Resolutions

Founded: 2002
Artistic Director: Composers Group
Where to hear them: Concerts have been held at the San Francisco Community Music Center

Irving M. Klein International String Competition

Founded: 1985
Artistic Director: Mitchell Sardou Klein

iSing Silicon Valley Summer Choir Camp

Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: Jennah Delp-Somers & Shane Troll
Where to hear them: Palo Alto, CA

Island City Opera

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Eileen Meredith
Where to hear them: 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Elks Lodge, Alameda, CA

Island City Opera


Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Eileen Meredith, Executive Director
Where to hear them: Alameda Elks Ballroom