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].
The Paul Dresher Ensemble is one of only a few composer-led organizations and presents experimental and mostly commissioned works that combine electric and acoustic instrumentation. The Ensemble is known for its collaborations with dance companies, theater groups, operas, and other artists and organizations.
Peninsula Cantare is dedicated to keeping alive the great choral masterpieces and exploring new music for the education and enjoyment of their audience. Program repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First century; from a capella literature to major works with orchestra.
The Peninsula Girls Chorus provides San Francisco Bay Area girls age 6-18 with an accelerated music education and performance program. Repertoire, selected to fit each choir's skill-level, varies widely -- from established classical works to arrangements of folksongs from around the world.
The Peninsula Symphony is comprised of highly trained community musicians who present a handful of concerts each year, with music ranging from swing to tango to classical.