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].

Los Gatos Community Concert Association

Spirited performances by world-class musicians at affordable prices

Founded: 1946
Artistic Director: Kevin Hayashi
Where to hear them: Los Gatos High School Theatre

Louise Reichlin & Dancers - Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers

created over 100 works reviewed as “wildly theatrical & fun” and “wonderfully spirited with a zest for life.” Founded by Reichlin in 1979, Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers (LA C&D) creates and presents innovative dance works with imagination, feelings, and communication being the inspiration for every piece. Whether presenting a concert performance or enriching the lives of LA area students through arts education, we believe that our work sparks imagination, creativity, self-discovery, and empowers our diverse audience members to expand their understanding of life. Acknowledged as multi-cultural, we strive to reflect the diversity of the city in our dancers, board and staff.

Founded: 1979
Artistic Director: Louise Reichlin

Lowell High School

Lowell High School, located in San Francisco, California, serves grades 9-12 in the San Francisco Unified School District. It is among the few public high schools in California to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 10 out of 10. The school has strong band, orchestra, theater and choir programs.

Artistic Director: Michele Winter
Where to hear them: 1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, CA

Lowell Trio

Contact Janet Popesco Archibald at [email protected]

Artistic Director: Janet Popesco Archibald
Where to hear them: Armando's, 707 Ferry St Martinez CA

Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Frank Lahorgue
Where to hear them: Marin

Luna Nova Quartet

The combination of Mandolin with strings lends itself to exploration of European and American folk music traditions.

Founded: 2001
Artistic Director: Ben Brussell
Where to hear them: Venues in and around San Francisco

Luna Trio

The Luna Trio is a youth ensemble that has been performing chamber music since its members were 10 years old. The trio currently works at the S.F. Conservatory of Music.

Founded: 2001
Artistic Director: None
Where to hear them: Various programs around the Bay Area that showcase young talent

Lux Musica

Formed in 1994, Lux Musica is dedicated to presenting the most beautiful works from the Enlightenment, drawing on the versatile combination of historical flutes, violin or viola, violoncello or viola da gamba, and keyboards.

Lyle Sheffler-Classical Guitarist

Artistic Director: Lyle Sheffler
Where to hear them: Churches, Concert Halls

Lynne Abeles and Miles Graber

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Lynne Abeles

Lyric Theatre of San Jose

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

Founded: 1972 (as the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose)
Artistic Director: Bob March (Board President)
Where to hear them: The Montgomery Theater in downtown San Jose