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].

Carmel Music Society

The Society presents a season of world-class performances yearly, and also runs a competition for aspiring young musicians for audiences of the Central Coast

Founded: 1927
Artistic Director: Anne Thorp
Where to hear them: The Sunset Center and All Saints Church in Carmel

Carolina Lugo's & Carolé Acuña's Ballet Flamenco

Sspanish dance and Flamenco

Founded: 1995
Artistic Director: Carolina Lugo'

Cartoon Jazz Band

Founded: 2003
Artistic Director: Jeff Sanford
Where to hear them: San Francisco Bay Area

Castello di Amorosa

Where to hear them: 4045 North St. Helena Highway, Calistoga CA 94515

Castleton Artist Training Seminar

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Dietlinde Maazel
Where to hear them: St. Mark's Church

Castro Valley Community Band

The Castro Valley Community Band is a 60-piece, all-volunteer concert band sponsored by the Castro Valley Adult School. We perform winter and spring concerts every year (free admission) and appear regularly at special events around Castro Valley. Intermediate-level instrumentalists are invited to join. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings.

Founded: 1950s (current incarnation began around 1980)
Artistic Director: Kathleen Maier
Where to hear them: Castro Valley Center for the Arts

Castro Valley High School Choir Program

Artistic Director: Laryssa Sadoway

Catharine Clark Gallery

Gallery that sometimes presents events with music and dance aspects

Cathedral Choir of First Presbyterian Church

Founded: 1882
Artistic Director: Jim Cismowski
Where to hear them: First Presbyterian Church of Concord

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

Weekly Sunday afternoon concert series, open to the public, suggested donation $10

Founded: 1971
Artistic Director: Christoph Tietze
Where to hear them: 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco CA 94109

Cazadero Music Camp

Students study in orchestra workshops that culminate in a performance at the camp main stage. Cazadero offers four youth music sessions throughout the summer, carefully configured for age appropriate ability levels for grades 5-12 from June to August.

Founded: 1957
Where to hear them: Cazadero Music Camp in Western Sonoma County

Celli: Cellists of the UC Berkeley Orchestra

Founded: 2012
Where to hear them: Berkeley