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 the nation's second largest opera company, San Francisco Opera is known for balancing classics of the opera repertoire with new works on a regular basis. The Opera's casting features international singing stars as well as notable new singers from the Company's distinguished Opera Center and Merola Opera Program.
SF Performances presents wide-ranging performances on an intimate scale, specializing in chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, contemporary dance and jazz. Educational programming is also a staple of SFP, which provides special concert-lecture combinations in addition to other outreach programs.
Theater company that produces plays and musical theater
Located in the heart of the Union Square Theater District, San Francisco Playhouse is the city’s Off-Broadway company, an intimate alternative to the larger more traditional Union Square theater fare. The San Francisco Playhouse provides audiences the opportunity to experience professional theater with top-notch actors and world-class design in a setting where they are close to the action.
The San Francisco Playhouse is committed to providing a creative home and inspiring environment where actors, directors, writers, designers, and theater lovers converge to create works that celebrate the human spirit.