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].
Men's choral music
The Golden Gate Park Band has been playing free public concerts on Sundays in the park continuously since September of 1882. The free concert series runs at the Spreckels Temple of Music at the Music Concourse from April to October, 1:00 pm. The band plays a variety of music ranging from classic favorites, opera, marches, Broadway tunes, orchestral transcriptions and more.
The GGP youth orchestra program provides instruction in orchestra, theory, and chamber music combined with coaching by Bay Area professional musicians ensure a well-rounded and excellent musical education
Two core principles underlie the Golden State Youth Orchestra mission: Music Education, to nurture, train and develop young musicians from culturally diverse backgrounds and encourage a lasting appreciation of music; and Musical Excellence, to provide high-quality performance opportunities for young people and outstanding musical events for the wider community. Formerly El Camino Youth Symphony.