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].

G Studio Collective

Artistic Director: Jeff Gao

Gadung Kasturi Balinese Dance & Music Inc

Artistic Director: Kompiang Metri-Davies

Galax Quartet

Founded: 2005
Artistic Director: Roy Whelden
Where to hear them: USA and Europe

Gallimaufry Chamber Chorus

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Shira Kammen
Where to hear them: East Bay

Gallo Center for the Arts

The mission of the Gallo Center for the Arts is to enrich the quality of life in the San Joaquin Valley by providing an inspirational civic gathering place where regional, national and international cultural activities illuminate, educate and entertain. The Gallo Center for the Arts celebrates the diversity of our community by offering an array of affordable cultural opportunities designed to appeal, and be accessible, to all.

The Gallo Center for the Arts will accomplish this mission through programming that:

  • Provides a venue for the area's leading performing arts organizations
  • Brings great performances from around the world to the area
  • Offers motivating arts education programs for youth

Gamelan Encinal

The performance of new and existing music for American, just-tuned aluminum gamelan.

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Stephen Parris
Where to hear them:

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya (GSJ) is a sixty-member company of musicians and dancers, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1979, the company specializes in the performing arts of Bali. GSJ has been called “the finest Balinese gamelan outside of Indonesia” by Indonesia’s Tempo Magazine, and the group has performed in venues ranging from New York’s Symphony Space to LA’s Hollywood Bowl to remote village squares in Bali. GSJ fosters artistic exchange between Bali and the United States through residencies, workshops, performances, and the creation of innovative new works for music and dance.

Founded: 1979
Where to hear them: across the Bay Area and abroad

Garrett + Moulton Productions

Artistic Director: Janice Garrett and Charles Moulton


Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Jace Wittig
Where to hear them: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church (SF), Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph (San Jose)

Genesis Dancesport Studio

Ballroom and Latin Dancing for all ages

Founded: 1993
Where to hear them: 404 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA, 94118

George Brooks Presents

George Brooks Presents, presents concerts of George Brooks' various ensembles.

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: George Brooks

George Mark Children's House

We are a medical facility and hospice for children and young adults and their families.

Founded: 2004