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].

Bel Canto Napa Valley

Artistic Director: Ted Von Pohle

Bella Musica Chorus

Artistic Director: Bobby Chastain
Where to hear them: Northbrae Church, Berkeley and other venues

BELLA Piano Trio

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Nathanael Bartley, Eric Gaenslen, Mimi Lee
Where to hear them: SF Bay Area

Bella Sorella

Founded: 2005
Artistic Director: Edward Goldfarb
Where to hear them:

Bellavente Wind Quintet

Founded: 1996
Artistic Director: Beverly McChesney
Where to hear them: Concerts for children and families

Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society

Founded: 1959
Where to hear them: Old St. Hilary's Landmark

Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society

Concerts at Old St. Hilary's Landmark

Founded: 1959
Artistic Director: David gotz
Where to hear them: Tiburon

Ben Ahn Music

Ben Ahn is an ukulele virtuoso from the island of Kaua'i, now living in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to traditional Hawaiian mele, Ben wows audiences with innovative approaches to a wide variety of musical genres, including rock, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, & more. Experience true Aloha Spirit at his concerts, as his playful personality is as much a part of the show as his music.

Benicia Chamber Players

Einstein, Mozart & Me, Benicia CA (925) 443-1244

Chamber Music of all eras

Artistic Director: Clif Foster
Where to hear them: Benicia State Capitol Building, 115 West G Street, Benicia CA

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Artistic Director: Guest Music Programmer-In-Residence, Sarah Cahill

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As the visual arts center at one of the world’s leading public research universities, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) brings the rich artistic resources of the UC Berkeley campus to the broader public. BAMPFA’s mission is to inspire the imagination, ignite critical dialog, and activate community engagement through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. Through its collections, research resources, and programs, BAMPFA aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant.

Founded: 1881
Artistic Director: Lawrence Rinder

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

Where to hear them: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)