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].

Joseph and Francis Brucia Foundation

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Larry Brucia
Where to hear them: Mill Valley Community Center

Julio Reyes, guitarist

Founded: 1977
Where to hear them: Concert halls and churches

Jun Asai

Classic piano

Founded: Davar Church
Artistic Director: Jun Asai
Where to hear them: https://www.youtube.com/user/AsaiJun7

Junior Bach Festival

The Junoir Bach Festival is dedicated to promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The festival is held annually in March.

Founded: 1953
Artistic Director: Amy Brodo
Where to hear them: Berkeley

Jupiter Chamber Players

The Jupiter Chamber Players takes pleasure in introducing wider audiences to the chamber music of Russian composers such as Sergei Taneyev, Georgy Catoire, and Iosif Andriasov.  The quartet also continues to present more familiar Russian and European repertoire.

Founded: 1997
Artistic Director: Victor Romasevich
Where to hear them: Venues around the Bay Area

Juxtapositions

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Freya Seeburger
Where to hear them: San Jose

Kaimi Naauao O Hawaii Nei Institute

Founded: 1974
Artistic Director: Roselle Bailey
Where to hear them: Dominican University of California

Kairos Youth Choir

Kairos Youth Choir is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic choir of approximately 75+ children, ages 7 to 14 years, or with unchanged treble voices. Specializes in world music & music related to environmental issues. Provides a loving and joyful atmosphere for kids to musically thrive. They produce two major performances per year, musical theatre and or opera in the spring, and performs in a variety of public venues in the East Bay Area.

Founded: 1990
Artistic Director: Laura Kakis Serper
Where to hear them: Venues in the San Francisco Bay Area.

KALW - 91.7 FM - Local Public Radio

Present local music and arts groups and events to the public through radio and live events

Founded: 1941
Artistic Director: Matt Martin
Where to hear them: At 91.7 FM and on-line at kalw.org

Karsten Windt Music Presentation

Founded: 2005
Artistic Director: Karsten Windt

KATERINA AND GARY BROWN BAND

"KATERINA AND GARY BROWN BAND -- IS A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF CLASSIC AMERICAN JAZZ , AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC STYLINGS . EACH PERFORMANCE IS AN ENJOYABLE , STIMULATING , MUSICAL JOURNEY. THEY CAPTURE PUBLIC ATTENTION AND TAKE YOU AWAY TO LONDON FASHION NIGHT,CHICAGO BLUES SALONS AND NEW YORK CITY JAZZ CLUBS.”

Founded: 2016
Artistic Director: GARY BROWN
Where to hear them: Samovar Hall 1077 Independence Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043

Kathy Mata Ballet

Founded: 1987
Artistic Director: Kathy Mata
Where to hear them: Alonzo King Lines Dance Center

Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center

Founded: Kawika Alfiche
Artistic Director: Kawika Alfiche

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