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

Favolare Ensemble

We are an emerging ensemble of early musicians exploring early vocal performance practice. is under construction. Visit

Founded: by Dr. Stacey Helley in 2014 to explore underperformed composers before 1700.
Artistic Director: Dr. Stacey Helley
Where to hear them: SF Bay Area, Los Angeles

Feinstein's at the Nikko

Presenting exceptional local and nationally known talent from the Broadway and jazz musical genres in an intimate setting creating an up close and personal musical experience for our guests. The showroom is operated in partnership with Michael Feinstein, the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook. To learn about his more than 200 performances each year as well as his Great American Songbook initiative and award-winning NPR and PBS shows please visit

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 International de Jazz de Montréal

Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival in the Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for nearly 40 years. Every year for 10 days, the French-speaking metropolis of North America becomes the venue where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of jazz in its purest form. All on a unique site designed to meet festival goers’ every need, right downtown in an area off-limits to car traffic!