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].
As part of UC Davis, the Mondavi Center presents dance, film, music, theater, and spoken word productions by a wide range of local and international touring artists. The Center provides support for the university's academic departments, and a professional laboratory to train students in the performing arts.
Founded in 1939, Monday Evening Concerts (MEC) is one of the longest running series in the world devoted to contemporary music. MEC has gained international admiration for its presentation of music frequently new, sometimes old, and always uniquely stimulating. Musical history is made at Monday Evening Concerts, whether it was the American debut of Pierre Boulez, world premieres of Igor Stravinsky, or the appearances here of such artists as Marino Formenti and the Arditti Quartet. Presenting the finest local and visiting artists, MEC is the place to hear adventurous new music in Los Angeles.
Montalvo serves as a cultural center for the Silicon Valley, presenting chamber concerts alongside visual art and multimedia presentations.
MBRS hosts regular meetings of recorder enthusiasts in the Santa Cruz area.
The Monterey Symphony produces and presents the musical programs, educational activities and community events to engage people of the Central Coast and the Salinas Valley in the continual discovery of symphonic music.
Mission Statement: To engage, educate, and excite the people of our region through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.