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].

Youth Speaks

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.

Founded: 1996

Yuletide Carolers

The Yuletide Carolers are committed to producing the highest quality a cappella entertainment, by utilizing professional designers, directors, and artists who believe in the yuletide spirit and the magic of song. The professional artists that comprise The Yuletide Carolers have performed in numerous venues throughout the country including Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera House, and International Touring Companies. As the holiday season unfolds, we bring these finely crafted voices together to put a song in the hearts of all who gather.

Artistic Director: Vali Reed

Zaccho Dance Theater

Artistic Director: Joanna Haigood

Zarzuela at Jarvis Conservatory

Utilizing a grant from the Jarvis family the Conservatory provides training and support for artists. The Conservatory is dedicated to serious art forms not often available in other places, and at the same time, art forms relating to the large Hispanic community of Napa.

Founded: 1995
Artistic Director: William Jarvis
Where to hear them: The Jarvis Conservatory

ZER01: The Art and Technology Network

Founded: 2000
Artistic Director: Steve Dietz

Zero to 232 Free Bach

preform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach

Founded: 2016
Artistic Director: David Rapoport
Where to hear them: Freight & Salvage Berkeley CA 8/11/17

ZGZG Chinese Community

The 2018 Bay Area “ZaiGeZaiGu” Chinese New Year Gala continues the tradition, established in 2014, of holding a yearly Chinese New Year celebration at Google. The event will be organized and held by employees of various Silicon Valley tech companies, and will involve over one thousand people. “ZaiGeZaiGu” is Chinese for “Singing in the Valley.”

Founded: 2014

ZOFO duet

ZOFO performs hidden gems of the traditional one-piano-four-hands repertoire, with a strong dedication to 20th and emerging 21st Century works. ZOFO also performs one-piano-four-hands arrangements of famous orchestral pieces, such as Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, exploring the realms in which many composers first experienced their symphonic visions.

Artistic Director: Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmermann
Where to hear them: Venues around the SF Bay Area