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 Fountain Project Foundation

The Fountain Project Foundation, Inc., consists of volunteer health workers from Eastern and Western traditions striving to provide free medical treatment to the underprivileged and those with low income.

The Fremont Symphony

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.

Founded: 1964
Artistic Director: Jung-Ho Pak
Where to hear them: The James Logan Center for the Performing Arts

The Handel Opera Project

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: William Ludtke
Where to hear them: Berkeley, CA

The Harker School's Harker Concert Series

Founded: 1893
Where to hear them: Nichols Hall, The Harker School, 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 94129

The Harvard Glee Club

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.

Artistic Director: Andy Clark
Where to hear them: Grace Cathedral

The Haydn Enthusiasts

Founded: 2013
Where to hear them: Vessel Gallery, Oakland

The High Seas - Female Jazz Group

Founded: 1996
Artistic Director: Carl Oser
Where to hear them: St. Francis Yacht Club

The Hollywood Bowl

For more than 100 years, music and performance have had a central destination in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Bowl is a venue for showcasing artistic greatness and celebrating our global cultural heritage.

The Industry

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Yuval Sharon
Where to hear them: Los Angeles

The Internet Archive

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.

Founded: 1996
Artistic Director: N/A

The Jam Brothers Music

Live guitar and band events, clinics

Founded: 2014
Where to hear them:

The Jazzschool for Music Study and Performance

Founded: 1997
Artistic Director: Susan Muscarella
Where to hear them: 2087 Addison St. Berkeley, CA 94704

The Kitchen

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.