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].
San Francisco State University's Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Festival celebrates the legacy of the great violinist with performances by today's and tomorrow's top talents
The artist training program established by the San Francisco Opera, now its own organization, the San Francisco Opera Center. Participants have several chances to demonstrate their artistic growth as they perform two fully-staged operas during the summer, a free concert at the Yerba Buena Gardens, and the famed Merola Grand Finale at the War Memorial Opera House.
Metropolis Ensemble is a dynamically evolving 21st century orchestra. Dedicated to creating a future for classical music that is of and for the time we live in, Metropolis Ensemble’s driving force is its founder and artistic director, Andrew Cyr, a Grammy Award-nominated orchestra conductor.
Presenting fine Bay Area musicians in chamber concerts.
MicroFest is the world’s leading concert series devoted to the glorious universe of non-standard tunings. Founded by microtonal guitarist and radio personality John Schneider in 1997, MicroFest has grown to a festival of multiple at Southern California venues ranging from Little Ethiopia to Claremont, Eagle Rock to Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. MicroFest has included ground-breaking concerts and premieres of works by Ben Johnston, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, and Harry Partch with new and historical instruments.
MRPO hosts regular meetings of recorder enthusiasts in the Peninsula area. They occasionally present recitals of traditional works for recorder.