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].

Lake Tahoe SummerFest

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Joel Revzen
Where to hear them: Lake Tahoe: Incline Village, Nevada

Lamplighters Music Theatre

Light opera and musical theater with a focus on Gilbert and Sullivan

Founded: 1952
Artistic Director: Rick Williams
Where to hear them: Various locations throughout the Bay Area

Laney College Choir

Artistic Director: John Reager
Where to hear them: Laney College

Laney College's Oakland City Chorus

Artistic Director: John Reager

Las Positas College

Artistic Director: Ian Brekke
Where to hear them: Barbara F. Mertes Center for the Arts - Las Positas College

Laudami Ensemble

The Laudami Ensemble consists of young musicians David Ross on flute, violinist Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, and harpsichordist Michael Peterson. As period instrument specialists, they are dedicated to giving lively interpretations of music from the Baroque era. The performers are currently finishing their studies at the Juilliard School and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Founded: 2013

Laurel Ensemble

A mixed ensemble of piano, strings, and winds, it has the versatility to perform a wide range of music. Dedicated to innovative programming, thier repertoire includes forgotten gems, commssioned works, and classic masterpieces of the past four centuries.

Founded: 2005
Where to hear them: Various venues around the Bay Area and beyond

Le Petit Trianon Theatre

Le Petit Trianon is home for many of San Jose's performing arts & cultural groups and attracts more than 20,000 patrons annually.

Founded: Built in 1923, re-purposed as concert venue around 1984
Artistic Director: Mary Ehrari (Vice President)
Where to hear them: Le Petit Trianon Theatre

LE SALON DE MUSIQUES

Le Salon de Musiques is a chamber music series performed in an intimate space without any stage or separation between the audience and the artists. It allows you to feel the purity and quintessence of the music associated with the vibrations of each instrument and the connection to each artist. A French Champagne reception with a high tea buffet catered by Patina follows the performance and the Q & A between the artists and the audience.

Le Salon de Musiques is a successful chamber music series performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Fifth Floor in Los Angeles, in an intimate space without any stage or separation between the audience and the artists. It allows you to feel the purity and quintessence of the music associated with the vibrations of each instrument and the connection to each artist. A French Champagne reception with a high tea buffet catered by Patina follows the performance and the Q & A between the artists and the audience.

Founded: MARCH 2010
Artistic Director: FRANCOIS CHOUCHAN
Where to hear them: DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION FIFTH FLOOR LOS ANGELES

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

This 12-member chamber group presents its own season of diverse works, and appears throughout the Bay Area as part of other local concert series. With a serious commitment to challenging and new works, Left Coast sponsors an annual composition competition and performs the winning work each spring.

Founded: 1992
Artistic Director: Anna Presler, violist and artistic director
Where to hear them: San Francisco, Mill Valley and other Bay Area locales

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