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].

Keeva A Cappella

Keeva A Cappella sings globally-inspired music, bringing harmonies from around the world to the Bay Area.

Kensington Circus Pub

Present a variety of live musical events.

Founded: 1990
Artistic Director: scott mcfaddn
Where to hear them: kensington circus pub

kensington circus pub

future a wide variety of music

Founded: 1990
Artistic Director: scott mcfadden

Kensington Symphony Orchestra

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.

Founded: 1977
Artistic Director: Geoffrey Gallegos
Where to hear them: Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley and the El Cerrito Performing Arts Theater


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.

Founded: 2019
Artistic Director: Emma Lanier and Ky Frances
Where to hear them:

Kids Can Groove

Founded: 2011
Where to hear them: Around the Peninsula

Kings Mountain Art Fair

Founded: 1963
Where to hear them: Kings Mountain Art Fair

Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble

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.

Founded: 1979
Artistic Director: Shira Cion, Janet Kutulas and Juliana Graffagna
Where to hear them: Various venues around the Bay Area

Klara Wurtz Concert

Piano Recital

Founded: 2018
Artistic Director: Klara Wurtz

Kol Truah

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: April McNeely/Pamela Sawyer
Where to hear them: at various locations, especially Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA