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].
SFRV is dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance, particularly lesser-known and rarely performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon.
We are the San Francisco Bay Area's professional mixed-voice ensemble dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon.
The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers formed in 1986 to play traditional Scottish fiddle music. Members meet the third Sunday of each month in homes around the San Francisco Bay area, drawn together by our strong sense of community and delight in sharing the music we love.
Guided by our director, noted fiddler Alasdair Fraser, we draw our repertoire from the rich and enduring Scottish musical tradition. We learn contemporary tunes as well as those that have been passed down from the Highlands and Western Isles, the northeast of Scotland, and Shetland. Many tunes also come from the great Scottish fiddling tradition that flourishes in Cape Breton Island off the northeast coast of Canada.
In addition to our regular meetings and jam sessions we organize workshops, give annual concerts in the Bay Area, hold a winter fiddling retreat, and perform for special events such as fiddle rallies and Scottish Highland Games. By the way, you don't have to be a fiddler to join: all instruments are welcome!
Sinfonietta focuses on providing acces to classical music at the community level. Repertoire includes a mixture of classic and contemporary works including a number of world premieres.
The San Francisco Symphony is a world-class orchestra renowned for its dynamic programming, stylistic versatility, and commitment to community-building, both at home in the Bay Area and throughout the world via live performance and groundbreaking multimedia programs.
The resident chorus of the San Francisco Symphony is comprised of singers 30 percent of whom are professional and 70 percent are volunteers. This distinguished group has won numerous Grammy awards and international recognition as one of America's finest.