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].

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Founded: 2006
Artistic Director: Coleen Duncan
Where to hear them: Woodside Performing Arts Center

19 Broadway Bar and Night Club

Artistic Director: Makaela Susnow
Where to hear them: 17 Broadway Boulevard, Fairfax

405 Shrader

Founded: November 2011
Artistic Director: Victor Milenski
Where to hear them: 405 Shrader, San Francisco

42nd Street Moon

Founded: 1992
Artistic Director: Greg McKellan
Where to hear them: Eureka Theatre

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 at the Friedman Center

Founded: 2004
Where to hear them: Friedman Center in Santa Rosa

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

Afiara String Quartet

Afiara places a keen interest on music of the 18th and 19th centuries, though it plays music from Haydn to yesterday's ink.

Founded: 2006
Artistic Director: None
Where to hear them: Venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area