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].

Konevets Quartet

Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and romances, hauntingly beautiful religious music

Founded: 1992
Artistic Director: A Capella
Where to hear them: St. Alban's Episcopal Church,1501 Washington Ave., Albany. Monday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.

Kronos Quartet

In its 30-plus years, the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet has redefined what a string quartet can be. With its commitment to new and experimental works, especially in collaboration with composers and other performing artists, Kronos has made possible the musical explorations of countless other ensembles.

Founded: 1973
Artistic Director: David Harrington, violin and founder
Where to hear them: Kronos appears regularly as part of several Bay Area concert series


Founded in 1985, Kulintang Arts, Inc., now known popularly as Kularts, is the premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts in the United States. Kularts has been uniting generations of artists and community activists in a common effort to build a collective space and sense of belonging within our city, specifically the SOMA Pilipinas: Filipino Cultural Heritage District.

Founded: 1985

Kunst Stoff

KUNST-STOFF, originaly based in San Francisco, is a Goldie award winning, contemporary dance/production company that has been creating eclectic movement-focused art experiences for the past 15 years that focuses on international collaborations and co-productions.