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].

Chabot Wind Symphony

Artistic Director: Timothy Harris
Where to hear them: Chabot College Buffington Center for the Performing Arts

Chalice Consort

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Davitt Moroney
Where to hear them:

Chamber Ensemble of Berkeley

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Larry London
Where to hear them: Crowden School, 1475 Rose St., Berkeley

Chamber Music at CBJ

Congregation Beth Jacob is a synagogue in Redwood City, California. Chamber Music at CBJ was started by Cantor Barbara Powell 2017, to highlight Jewish performers, composers and repertoire. The inaugural concert by Markus Pawlik featured the music of Arthur Schnabel. CBJ has been serving the Peninsula Jewish Community since 1920.

Founded: 2017
Artistic Director: Barbara Powell
Where to hear them: Congregation Beth Jacob, twice yearly chamber music concerts with various artists.

Chamber Music at Rancho Flaubert

Presents annual series of professional classical chamber music concerts in an Early California-style ranch house in the beautiful Vaca Valley.

Founded: 2017
Artistic Director: Susan Harvey
Where to hear them: Rancho Flaubert, Vacaville CA

Chamber Music by the Bay

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Jessica Chang, Founder and Director
Where to hear them: South Bay

Chamber Music Community Marin

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Frank Lahorgue
Where to hear them: Marin County venues

Chamber Music Concerts

Where to hear them: Ashland, Oregon

Chamber Music Day: Live + Free

Chamber Music Day is an all-day marathon of music groups from the bay area produced by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. The day includes performances, seminars and presentations.

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Dominique Pelletey (Producer)
Where to hear them: Temple Emanu-El

Chamber Music Monterey Bay

Founded: 1967
Artistic Director: Amy Anderson
Where to hear them: Sunset Center, Carmel, California

Chamber Music San Francisco

Present Chamber music concerts in SF, Walnut Creek and Mountain View.

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Daniel Levenstein
Where to hear them: The Florence Gould and Herbst Theaters in San Francisco, The Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek and the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Chamber Music Silicon Valley

Chamber Music Silicon Valley is a leading arts organization focused on the development, cultivation, and performance of classical chamber music in modern and hip environments throughout Silicon Valley. Founded in 2011 as the Silicon Valley Music Festival by Artistic Director, Ray Furuta, and founding Executive Director, Jodie Rottle, CMSV continues its dedication to enriching the cultural life of Silicon Valley by presenting annual series of concerts and educational events for audiences ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages.

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Ray Furuta
Where to hear them: San Jose, Santa Clara, and the Penninsula

Chamber Music Sundaes

Chamber Music Sundaes is run by members of SF Symphony as a place to play chamber music. This gives members a chance to play in a small place and be heard. The repertoire is mainly straight ahead chamber music. The name comes from an early relationship with Farrells.

Founded: 1982
Artistic Director: Jill Brindel & David Goldblatt
Where to hear them: St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley

Chamber Music with Friends

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: David Chernyavsky
Where to hear them: Cafe Bon Vivnat