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].
Located on the campus of California State University, Northridge, The Soraya’s season offers a vibrant performance program of nearly 50 classical and popular music, dance, theater, family and international events that will serve to establish The Soraya as the intellectual and cultural heart of the San Fernando Valley, and further establish itself as one of the top arts companies in Southern California. The award-winning, 1,700-seat theatre was designed by HGA Architects and Engineers and was recently cited by the Los Angeles Times as “a growing hub for live music, dance, drama and other cultural events.”
Young Musicians For Peace organize concerts for the International Rescue Committee. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) a non- sectarian humanitarian organization founded at the suggestion of Albert Einstein. The Young Musicians for Peace, a quintet, feature college and conservatory bound students from Valley Christian High School.
For more information call Ms. Newman at 510 642-2686
YPCO is a teaching program that includes three orchestral groups: the Preparatory Ensemble (strings only), the Chamber Orchestra (strings only) and the Senior Chamber Symphony (full orchestra). The repertoire focuses on works suitable for chamber orchestra, both classical and contemporary.
Our mission is to guide young musicians to achieve excellence within an orchestral setting. We provide an educational environment that fosters accomplishment, serves as a cultural resource for the community, and builds future audience by instilling a passion for music. We encourage young people to become exemplary musicians, and young musicians to become exemplary people.
The Company offers students instruction in drama, voice, acting workshop and dance during the school year, a summer workshop, and stages three major productions a year as well as community service performances. It is a free program sponsored by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, and supported by Friends of the Company (FOTC).
The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco transforms the lives of young women through exceptional artistry in choral performance, and brings the expressive power of their music to the community, the nation, and the world. Through YWCP, young women ages 7-18 from richly diverse socio-ethnic backgrounds find their voices as singers, artists and women in a nurturing environment that empowers them to achieve artistic and personal excellence. YWCP offers three levels of choral experience, each with its own curriculum and musical objectives: Prelude Chorus (beginning level), Allegro Chorus (intermediate level) and Young Women's Chorus (advanced level). All YWCP ensembles teach young women the joy of performing, and instill in each singer important life benefits such as confidence, focus, self-discipline, problem solving, responsibility and compassion.
Junior and Honors Orchestra featuring 3 annual concerts with guest soloists and soloist competition winners performing classical music of all levels.
Through the intersection of arts education and youth development practices, civic engagement strategies, and high quality artistic presentation, Youth Speaks creates safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of positive societal change.