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].

foolsFURY Theater Company

Founded: 1998
Artistic Director: Deborah Eliezer & Ben Yalom
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Foothill Community Concert Series

Founded: 2000
Artistic Director: Jay Jordana
Where to hear them: Foothill Presbyterian Church, 5301 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Foothill Music Theatre

Where to hear them: Foothill College

Foothill Presbyterian Church Music Series - Early Music

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Kraig Williams
Where to hear them: Foothill Presbyterian Church, San Jose

Foothill Symphonic Winds

Founded: 1980
Artistic Director: David Bruce Adams
Where to hear them: Cubberley Theater

Forest Hill Concerts

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Adrian Borcea
Where to hear them: Forest Hill Christian Church

Formerly Classical

Founded: By Matthew Cmiel in 2006
Artistic Director: Dylan Mattingly

Formosa Singers

Founded: 1994
Artistic Director: Julian Ching-Chun Su
Where to hear them: Palo Alto

Fortnightly Music Club

The Fortnightly Music Club is a San Francisco Bay Area music performance club. Founded in 1908, the Club is made up of musicians, many of whom are professionals, and music enthusiasts, who meet regularly, usually October through May, to share and enjoy live music. Formal concerts, which are free and open to the public, are held at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium. The Club, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in January 2008, continues to be vitally active in the musical culture of the Bay Area.

Founded: 1908
Where to hear them: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto 94303.

Foundation for the Fine and Performing Arts

Founded: 1996
Artistic Director: Delia Ragadio
Where to hear them: San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Fountain Rock Ensemble

The Fountain Rock Ensemble performs original music combining jazz, classical,

Artistic Director: William Beatty
Where to hear them: Hillside Community Church 1422 Navellier St El Cerrito Ca 94530

Four Seasons Arts

Artistic Director: Janet Warzyn
Where to hear them: San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley

Four Seasons Concerts

Four Seasons Concerts presents classical music recitals in San Francisco and Oakland, in New York City, and at a summer music festival in Yachats, Oregon.

Founded: 1958
Artistic Director: Jesse Anthony
Where to hear them: Venues in the East Bay and San Francisco

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Founded: 2010
Where to hear them: First Lutheran Church Palo Alto