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 Cultural Institute

Artistic Director: Luciano Chessa

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