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].
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The San Diego Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert on December 6, 1910, making it the oldest orchestra in the state of California. In the 100-plus years since its inception, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra has become one of the finest orchestras in the United States.
The Conservatory integrates music education into the curriculum for boys and girls from Pre-K to 8th grade and Girls from 9th to 12th grades. The Virtuoso Program (VP) is the most advanced level in the Music Conservatory's group instrumental music curriculum. Since 1977 the Virtuoso Program has provided advanced music instruction to Upper School string players who wish to dedicate themselves to an intense course of study
Each year, young professional musicians from all over the Bay Area take the Academy Orchestra audition. Those selected for the "Academy Experience" are given the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony.