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].

Glenda Bates Music

Artistic Director: Glenda Bates

Glenview Classical Series

Fine classical music in a listener-friendly environment.

Founded: 2018
Artistic Director: Lewis Patzner and Derek Sup
Where to hear them: St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Oakland

Gloria Chien Piano

Artistic Director: Gloria Chien
Where to hear them: United States

Gloriae dei Cantores

Gloriæ Dei Cantores (Singers to the Glory of God) holds a passionate dedication to illuminate truth and beauty through choral artistry, celebrating a rich tradition of Sacred choral music from Gregorian chant through the twenty-first century.

Goat Hall Productions

Musical theater and opera in English, focusing on 20th- and 21st-century repertoire.

Founded: 1997
Artistic Director: Harriet March Page
Where to hear them: Various Locations in the Bay Area

Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Artistic Director: Jale Yolas
Where to hear them:


Gojogo is an unusual quartet that combines the Western sounds of classical and jazz with the rhythmic traditions of India. The acoustic instrumentation includes violin, bass, tabla, and dholki, a double-headed drum from Northern India. Some songs also feature electronic samples. Gojogo performs original music composed collaboratively by the four performers, each drawing upon a different musical tradition and training. Compositions feature improvisation over structured forms, creating space for spontaneity and a medium to present each unique instrument.

Founded: 2004
Where to hear them: Venues across the Bay Area

Gold Coast Chamber Players

Present chamber music in the East Bay. Through their Topics in Tempo program, they engage youth in the Lafayette area in Chamber Music programs.

Founded: 1987
Artistic Director: Pamela Freund
Where to hear them: Community Hall at the Lafayette Library

Golden Gate Bass Camp SF

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Richard Duke
Where to hear them: Drew School

Golden Gate Boys Choir & Bellringers

Founded: 1989
Artistic Director: Steven Meyer
Where to hear them: Concerts

Golden Gate Festival

Founded: 1991
Artistic Director: Robert Geary
Where to hear them: San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate International Artists

What: GGIA work closely with Argentine Tango and Folklore Musicians and Dancers from around the world to help them: 1. Present, book, organize and promote performances, lectures, workshops and lessons. 2. Network and collaborate with fellow artists and other local communities. About Us "We help renowned and emerging int'l performing artists gain exposure to local audiences around the world" Why As a team of performing artists, we saw first hand the challenges faced by fellow artists in their attempts to establish a network and create the platform to share our artistry, and spread hope and happiness through music and culture. We noticed that even renown artists in their respective genres experience difficulties in promotional efforts outside of their own countries and cities, where they do not have an established network or a community to support them. The public gets limited exposure to performing artists of diverse cultures especially in the fields of non-popular music, and musicians do not receive sufficient support unless they have established a name for themselves through well known competitions and the social media. This problem can be further exacerbated if the artists performs a culturally unique genre that is yet to be known to the masses. Golden Gate Int’l Artists (GGIA), based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a team of passionate musicians, educators, and dance aficionados, dedicated to supporting artists in sharing their artistry, unite people around the world, and provide local audiences the opportunity to experience quality live performances of culturally unique music. GGIA renders performing-arts related services, including artist management, booking and various PR assistance. Utilizing our expertise in technology and global marketing, GGIA is establishing a network of diverse regional and international communities to support and promote its artists. We believe in cultural diversity and equal opportunity for all art forms, and we are enthused about supporting talented artists from all around the world to provide local audience with diverse music programs in high quality, live performances. We also greatly appreciate sponsorship and various kinds of support to lay the stage on which our creativity can be expressed and shared. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing.

Founded: 2017
Artistic Director: Sumi Lee Levy
Where to hear them: Bay Area, Seoul, Buenos Aires, etc