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].

Crestmont Music Conservatory

Where to hear them: 2575 Flores St. San Mateo, CA

Crissy Broadcast

Artistic Director: Lisa Bielawa
Where to hear them: San Francisco's Crissy Field

Crowden Music Center

The music wing of the Crowden School in Berkeley. In addition to producing concerts by the student musical groups, it also sponsors a chamber music series, [email protected]

Founded: 1983
Where to hear them: The Crowden School, 1475 Rose St. Berkeley

Crystal Children's Choir

The choir provides age-appropriate training of the maturing voice, develop an appreciation for a variety of choral literatures from classical to contemporary music around the world.

Founded: 1994
Artistic Director: Jenny Chiang
Where to hear them: Venues in Fremont and the surrounding area

Cupertino Symphonic Band

Founded: 1989
Artistic Director: Jason McChristian
Where to hear them: Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino, California

Cure GM1 Classical Benefit Concert

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Gloria Chien
Where to hear them: Private Residence

Curious Flights

Founded: March 2013
Artistic Director: Brenden Guy
Where to hear them: San Francisco


Curium: the 96th element in the periodic table. Discovered in the Bay Area in 1944 and named after the pioneering female scientist, Marie Curie, the element is a symbol of the innovations of female minds, past and present. Founded in the summer of 2017, the women of Curium piano trio have gained reputations as performers that radiate dynamism and presence. Specializing in performing the music of female composers, they are committed to bringing creative and diverse musical programming to their audiences. The Curium trio highlights the works of women composers and performers alongside traditional piano trio repertoire, and have brought together a community of people with their representation of diversity and women.

Founded: 2017

Curtain Call Theatre

Theatrical group, producing professional productions with non-equity actors.

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Michael Tabib
Where to hear them: Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy. 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Cut Circle

Cut Circle, an octet specializing in the performance of Renaissance music, is directed by Stanford musicologist Jesse Rodin. They've recorded a CD of Josquin and de Orto, and recently performed a concert of Ockegham.

Founded: 2003
Artistic Director: Jesse Rodin
Where to hear them: Stanford