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].

Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist

Founded: 1857
Artistic Director: Dr. Thomas Conroy
Where to hear them: Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

Founded: 1913
Where to hear them: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Espressivo - A Small, Intense Orchestra

Founded: April 2015
Artistic Director: Michel Singher

Espressivo – a small, intense orchestra

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Michel Singher
Where to hear them: Santa Cruz, California

Etesian Duo

The Etesian Duo was formed in 2015 to explore the large varieties of music written from two flutes. The dominant weather influence in the Mediterranean Sea, the etesians (derived from the Greek word for “year”) are legendary winds that have occurred since ancient times, every May to September. The highly unpredictable force of these summer winds creates an exciting drama that the duo conveys through music. Flutists Alan Berquist and Arturo Rodriguez perform a variety of works that showcase the masterful writing for flute. They perform as an extension of their personalities, souls, and delight with a keen ear for detail and overall high-quality performances.

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Alan Berquist & Arturo Rodriguez
Where to hear them: East Bay

Eugene Lifschits Presents

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Eugene Lifschitz
Where to hear them: St.Marks Episcopal Church of Palo Alto

Eugene Lifschitz chamber group

Chamber and solo recitals

Founded: Summer, 2015
Artistic Director: Eugene Lifschitz, Principal Solo Cello of the Staatsorchester Kassel in Germany
Where to hear them: CHOPIN Etudes - Brilliant Classics 95207 [BR] Classical Music

Eugene O'Neill Foundation

Irish music

Founded: 1974
Artistic Director: Dan McGovern
Where to hear them: Village Theatre in Danville

Euphora Project

Artistic Director: Dominic Schaner

Eureka Symphony

Great classical music, baroque to contemporary

Founded: 1992
Artistic Director: Carol Jacobson
Where to hear them: Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, Eureka, CA

Eusebius Duo

Founded: 2005
Where to hear them: Noontime Concerts, Old First Concerts

Evander Music

Founded: 1994
Artistic Director: Phillip Greenlief
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