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].

Faire Violls

Founded: 2009

Fairfax Community Church

Artistic Director: Rev. Katharine Harts

Farallon Quintet

A dynamic ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet (string quartet plus clarinet) repertoire.

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Natalie Parker, Dan Flangan, Matthew Oshida, Elizabeth Prior, Jonah Kim
Where to hear them: On recital series throughout the Bay Area and beyond in addition to appearances at museums, hospitals, schools, and retirement communities.

Farallon Recorder Quartet

Founded: 1996
Artistic Director: Letitia Berlin
Where to hear them: concert series all over the USA

Felicia Cozzi

Vibrant performances popular cover songs, music from famous TV shows and movies, classical music

Founded: 2016
Artistic Director: Felicia Cozzi


Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: Merl Saunders Jr.
Where to hear them: Fenix - music supperclub

Festival del Sole

This festival combines classical music performances by international artists with wine and food.

Founded: 2006
Artistic Director: Richard Walker, Director
Where to hear them: Various halls and wineries, Napa Valley

Festival Mozaic

Founded: 1971, formerly San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival
Artistic Director: Scott Yoo
Where to hear them: San Luis Obispo County

Festival of French Classical Music - Alliance Francaise Silicon Valley

Founded: 2014 by Alliance Francaise Silicon Valley
Artistic Director: Mark Starr and Isabelle Chapuis, co musical directors
Where to hear them: Second Stage - Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Festival of Harps

Founded: 1989
Artistic Director: Diana Stork

Festival of New American Music

Founded: 1978
Artistic Director: Dr. Keith Bohm
Where to hear them: Sacramento State Music Recital Hall