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].

Each One Educate One

Each One Educate One (e1e1) is an initiative to bring quality education to Rural India. It is anchored in the ideal of education as a service to society and every individual in society as a stakeholder in rendering this service.

Founded: Bhagwan Shri Sathya Sai Baba
Artistic Director: Bhagwan Shri Sathya Sai Baba
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Early Music at Las Positas College

Founded: 2006
Artistic Director: Marilyn Marquis
Where to hear them: Las Positas College

Early Music for Grace

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Barbara Blaker Krumdieck
Where to hear them: St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Albany, CA


Earplay presents live concerts of challenging music by contemporary composers, including works commissioned specially for Earplay

Founded: 1985
Artistic Director: Mary Chun
Where to hear them: Herbst Theatre

East Bay Chamber Orchestra

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Dr. James Greening-Valenzuela
Where to hear them: Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek

East Bay Children's Theatre

EBCT is an adult company, performing for children and families. Since 1933 (continuously, without having ever missed a season), EBCT has been devoted to bringing Musical Theatre presentations to under-resourced elementary school children. We provide this service absolutely FREE to the students and the schools we serve. We also present several ticketed performances a year, to help raise funds to support our touring productions. Join us!

Founded: Making a Difference Since 1933
Artistic Director: Eve Tieck, President
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East Bay Music Together

Founded: 1996
Artistic Director: Julie Tanenbaum
Where to hear them: Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Alameda, Moraga, Lafayette

East Bay Recorder Society

The society hosts monthly playing sessions, occasionally hosting a performance and presenting member recitals.

Artistic Director: Susan Jaffe
Where to hear them: Zion Lutheran Church in Oakland

East Bay Symphonic Band

Founded: 1984
Artistic Director: Beverly Johnson
Where to hear them: Chabot College Community Education

Echo Chamber Orchestra

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Daniel Canosa
Where to hear them: First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo and other places TBD

Eco Ensemble

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: David Milnes
Where to hear them: Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley

Eden Performing Arts Concert Series: Art for Goodness' Sake

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Lee Steward

Edwardian Ball

Founded: 2000
Artistic Director: Paradox Media and Vau de Vire Society
Where to hear them: Regency Ballroom

Eidolon Quartet

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Franklyn D'Antonio