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].

Indian Classical Music Arts Foundation (ICMA)

Promote awareness of music and arts to global audiences and bring communities together

Artistic Director: Mahesh Kale

Infinity Musicals

Artistic Director: Margaret E Klim

Inland Pacific Ballet

During the past 25 years Koenig and Myers have built Inland Pacific Ballet into the premier ballet company in the region, enjoying critical acclaim while performing the largest and most varied repertoire in the area. The Company’s repertoire includes such classics as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Sylphides, Graduation Ball and Swan Lake Act II. Full length classical masterpieces include Giselle, Coppélia and a lavish production of The Nutcracker. Contemporary classics include masterpieces by the legendary George Balanchine including Serenade, Concerto Barocco and Who Cares? and a growing body of original work which includes creative adaptations of much-loved stories such as The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Dracula and Beauty and the Beast.

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Victoria Koenig and Kevin Myers
Where to hear them: Lewis Family Playhouse, Bridges Auditorium, Fox Performing Arts Center

Inspire Academy of Music and Art

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Tamriko Siprashvili
Where to hear them: Pleasanton, CA

Interchange Music

Innovation to inspire creators and audiences of new music.

Interdisciplinary Artists Aggregation, Inc.

Founded: 1970
Artistic Director: Karlton Hester
Where to hear them: San Francisco Bay Area

Interfaith Center at the Presidio

Founded: 1995
Artistic Director: Deon Nielsen Price
Where to hear them: Presidio Chapel

InterHarmony International Music Festival in San Francisco

Founded: 1995
Artistic Director: Misha Quint
Where to hear them: Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University

International Body Music Festival

Artistic Director: Keith Terry
Where to hear them:

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective that is transforming the way music is created and experienced. As performer, curator, and educator, ICE explores how new music intersects with communities across the world. The ensemble’s 35 members are featured as soloists, chamber musicians, commissioners, and collaborators with the foremost musical artists of our time. Works by emerging composers have anchored ICE’s programming since its founding in 2001, and the group’s recordings and digital platforms highlight the many voices that weave music’s present.

Founded: 2001

International Culture Exchange Group

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Lulu Huang

International Lyric Academy

Founded: 1994
Artistic Director: Stefano Vignati