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 Eric@sfcv.org.
A dynamic ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet (string quartet plus clarinet) repertoire.
The Festival of the Hours celebrates sacred music in liturgy, presenting each “Hour” of the Anglican cycle of worship—Matins, Eucharist, Evensong, and Compline—in three full days of services. The Festival choirs are open by invitation and audition.
Festival opera produces two to three fully staged productions per year with a particular focus on the works of Verdi, Puccini and Mozart.
Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra promotes Chinese music as an integral part of Chinese-American culture by training young musicians to play traditional instruments, therefore strengthening the Chinese community and enhancing the cultural diversity and richness of American society.