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].

Monteverdi Brass

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Richard Roper
Where to hear them: Churches and concert series throughout the Bay Area

Morrison Artists Series

Presents six Friday and Sunday performances by acclaimed chamber music ensembles at San Francisco State University

Founded: 1955
Artistic Director: Richard Festinger
Where to hear them: McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building on the SFSU Campus

Morrisson Theatre Chorus

Founded: 1979
Artistic Director: Nancy Engle, Managing Director, Cesar Cancino, Musical Director
Where to hear them: Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 North Third St., Hayward, CA

Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Artistic Director: Maestro Vladimir Spivakov
Where to hear them: The Cherry Orchard Festival is proud to present the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra at the Nourse Theater on Sunday, June 11 at 7 p.m. Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, hailed by the New York Times as “first-class string performers,” return to San Francisco as a part of their North-American tour. Vladimir Spivakov, one of the world’s most prominent violinists and conductors, has lead the Moscow Virtuosi since 1979, setting up the gold standard for chamber music performances. The Washington Post has noted the Virtuosi as “a dramatically unified ensemble” with “a sound that would put many full orchestras to shame.” Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov are joined by the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star, Ms. Hibla Gerzmava, for the program of international opera hits, famous romances, as well as classical favorites performed by the orchestra. Young Israeli cellist, Danielle Akta, also joins the program as a soloist. Tickets for Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra at Nourse Theater in San Francisco range in price from $55 to $105 and are currently on-sale at CityBoxOffice.com. Cherry Orchard festival offers 10% off groups of 20 or more and 15% off groups over 50. A VIP post-concert reception with the artists will immediately follow the performance at the Serge Sorokko Gallery and tickets are available at CherryOrchardFestival.org.

Mostly Motets

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Stephen T. Moore
Where to hear them: San Francisco Bay Area

Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Choir & Diablo Chamber Singers

Founded: 1961
Artistic Director: Mark Tuning
Where to hear them: Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

Mountain View High School & IMPA

Mountain View High School Instrumental Music Program educates students in a range of performance genres, including marching band, jazz, concert band, and orchestras. They host concerts and performance events during the year.

Artistic Director: Jason Kneebone and Dana McDonnell
Where to hear them: Mountain View High School and other performance venues in the Bay Area

Mountain View High School Instrumental Music

Artistic Director: Jason Kneebone
Where to hear them: Mountain View High School

Mozaik Voices

A Cappella harmonies from folk music of the world.

Founded: 2005
Artistic Director: Natalia Ukrainska
Where to hear them: https://mozaikvoices.bandcamp.com/

Mozart to Mendelssohn

Founded: 2016
Artistic Director: Thomas Alexander
Where to hear them: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Mozart Youth Camerata

Where to hear them: Berkeley City Club

Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation

MDMEF was created to keep music alive in the Mount Diablo Unified School District. The current purpose of the foundation is to keep 5th grade instrumental music from being eliminated for the 2010-11 school. This would have dire consequences on the entire music program (Vocal and Instrumental) from Elementary to High School. Please support the foundation.

Munda Musica Foundation

Founded: October, 2009 in San Rafael, CA as 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization to promote classical music in the community
Artistic Director: Cherry Lin, President / Director
Where to hear them: www.MundaMusica.org / www.AlexanderSung.com

MUSA

Founded: January 2012
Where to hear them: SF Bay Area

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