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].


Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: Vanessa Langer
Where to hear them: Bay Area

First Congregational Church of Oakland

Founded: 1860
Artistic Director: Ashley Moore
Where to hear them: 2501 Harrison St, (at 27th) Oakland, CA 94612

First Congregational Church of Palo Alto

Founded: 1900
Artistic Director: Gregory Wait
Where to hear them: 1985 Louis Road (at Embarcadero), Palo Alto, California 94303

First Congregational Church of San Francisco

Artistic Director: Ben Malkevich
Where to hear them: 1300, Polk St. - San Francisco

First Congregational Church of San Rafael

Artistic Director: Jeff Paul
Where to hear them: 8 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

First Look Sonoma

Founded: 2003
Artistic Director: John Duykers and Melissa Weaver

First Street Opera

Founded: November 2013
Artistic Director: Melissa Mallory and Amy Mendon
Where to hear them: San Jose

First Sunday Concerts

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Dr. Richard Stevens
Where to hear them: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Tiburon

First United Methodist Church of Richmond

Founded: 1900
Artistic Director: Rev. Dan C. Damon
Where to hear them: 201 Martina Street, Point Richmond

Flauti Diversi

The ensemble presents a variety of innovative programs, which combine baroque and contemporary music and use a wide palette of instrumental colors

Founded: 1992
Artistic Director: Frances Feldon
Where to hear them: Venues in Berkeley and around the Bay Area

Flauti Diversi

Founded: 1998
Artistic Director: Frances Feldon
Where to hear them: Berkeley CA

Flute Bay Area

Founded: 2006
Artistic Director: Libby Craig