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].
Present a variety of live musical events.
future a wide variety of music
The Kensington Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra which draws its members from all walks of life and professions, from students to retirees, and includes both fine amateur players as well as professional musicians. Part of the KSO's mission is to make classical/symphonic music accessible and affordable to the community.
Emma Lanier and Ky Frances are Co-Artistic directors of Kickbal. They started making work together in 2014, and serve as a resource for each other when working apart. Separately, they have lived and danced in Spain, Chile, Mexico, and in the USA. They have presented their work nationally at Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, MO, David Zwirner Gallery in New York, NY, and locally at BAMPFA, Dance Lovers 8, ODC Pilot71, LevySalon, Works in the Works, Studio 210, 63 Bluxome Street, Spruce Street Co-op, and SPF12. They are current choreographers in residence at RoundAntennae under the mentorship of KT Nelson. Emma dances with Rachael Cleveland’s ReadyMaids in Oakland and Ky with Molly Rose-Williams and co.
Kitka is a professional women’s vocal ensemble dedicated to producing concerts, recordings, and educational programs that develop new audiences for music rooted in Eastern European women’s vocal traditions.