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].

405 Shrader

Chamber music Fridays at 7 PM (the aperatif hour) in the Haight in SF

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Michael Milenski
Where to hear them: 405 Shrader

A Robert Burns Celebration

An annual celebration of Robert Burns' birthday, with songs, poetry, hot Scottish fiddling, and general conviviality.

Founded: 1992
Artistic Director: Karl Goldstein

A sometime production at Holy Innocents'

Artistic Director: Jane Spencer Mills
Where to hear them: Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose

Founded: 1980
Artistic Director: Mythili Kumar, Artistic Director
Where to hear them:

Absolute Music

Small concerts

Artistic Director: Alfred Batzdorff
Where to hear them: Congregation Beth Ami

Accordia Music

Founded: 2014
Where to hear them: SF Bay Area


Since 1955, ACFEA Tour Consultants, Inc. has been creating custom tours for performing arts groups throughout the world.

Founded: 1955

Admiral Launch Duo

Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: Jennifer R. Ellis and Jonathan Hulting-Cohen
Where to hear them:

Adorno Ensemble

Adorno Ensemble combines a commitment to fostering the creation and presentation of new music through performances in galleries, via online radio and podcasts, and its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to music appreciation, the Kandinsky Listening sessions.

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Cynthia Mei, violin, founder and artistic director
Where to hear them: Online and in galleries around San Francisco