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].

Healdsburg Community Band

Founded: 1984
Artistic Director: Lew Sbrana
Where to hear them: Healdsburg Plaza Gazebo Healdsburg, CA

Hear Now Music Festival

Los Angeles is known as a center of film music, but Los Angeles is also a place where composers are hearing and writing personal, idiosyncratic, impossible-to-categorize forms of concert music. HEAR NOW is an annual festival that recognizes and features new music by contemporary Los Angeles composers.

Founded: 2014

Helia Music Collective

Co-founded by musician/composers, Emma Logan and Julie Barwick the Helia Music Collective supports the creative endeavors of women in music throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Helia Music seeks to enrich the community and expand the engagement of women artists through educational outreach and collaborations, with performances and workshops taking place in unique and diverse spaces. Through charitable activities and events, Helia supports the education and development of women in the Bay Area and beyond.

Founded: 2016


Our mission is to provide Hengenjizai, world-class contemporary Japanese koto music performances to San Francisco Bay Area audience. And also, promotes mutual understanding between Japan and the U.S. through musical exchange.

Founded: The Hengenjizai Concert of the San Francisco Executive Committee was founded in July 2016.
Where to hear them:

Hidden Valley Music Seminars

Founded: 1962
Artistic Director: Peter Meckel

Highbridge Voices

Founded: 1998
Artistic Director: Mary Clementi
Where to hear them: Mission Dolores Basilica


Founded: 1960's

Hildegyrlz von SF

Hildegyrlz von SF are a women's ensemble singing reflective music from the medieval era to the new

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: None

Hillbarn theatre

Artistic Director: Lee Foster

Hillside Club Concert Series

Founded: 1898
Artistic Director: Bruce R. Koball
Where to hear them: Berkeley Hillside CLub