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 Fremont Symphony brings live classical music to the San Francisco Bay Area to enrich the quality of life in the communities it serves. The symphony seeks to fulfill its mission by maintaining and promoting a professional, regional symphony of the highest artistic quality; seeking to reach all parts of the diverse communities it serves through accessible and affordable programming, activities, and outreach; securing the future of concert music by providing imaginative and enriching musical experiences for children; striving to increase both the numbers and the musical sophistication of the adult audience; and broadening the symphony's activities through creative partnerships with other educational and artistic institutions.
America’s oldest college chorus, the Harvard Glee Club was founded in March 1858 by the president of Harvard’s Pierian Sodality and several of its College friends. Over the rest of the 19th century, HGC numbered about a dozen or two men and sang a repertoire ranging from old European and American college and folk songs to contemporary art songs to popular operetta/show tunes, often combining with banjo and mandolin ensembles and local bands. Its performances were not limited to metropolitan Boston but extended throughout the Northeast.
The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books The Internet Archive often hosts concerts and performances and is a partner with the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions for this event - Quantopia.
Live guitar and band events, clinics
The Kitchen is one of New York City’s oldest nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. Our programs range from dance, music, performance, and theater, to video, film, and art, in addition to literary events, artists’ talks, and lecture series. Since its inception, The Kitchen has been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country, and has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide prominence.