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].

Y.E.S. Foundation for the Arts

Founded: 2004
Where to hear them: Various Events in San Francisco

YAG & VOCE Concert Music Teachers' Association of CA Santa Clara Co. Branch

Founded: 1916
Artistic Director: Peter H. Thompson President
Where to hear them: Santa Clara University Recital Hall 7:15 PM Jan 24,2010 Free

Yee Duo

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Thomas & Jieun Yee
Where to hear them:

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Center presents a variety of contemporary music, theater and dance productions.

Founded: 1993
Artistic Director: Kenneth Foster
Where to hear them: The Novellus Theater

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Founded: 2000
Artistic Director: Linda Lucero
Where to hear them: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Yosemite Songwriting Retreat

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Adam Burns

Yoshi's San Francisco

Founded: November 2007
Artistic Director: Live Music / Derek Hunter
Where to hear them: 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts

Located on the campus of California State University, Northridge, The Soraya’s season offers a vibrant performance program of nearly 50 classical and popular music, dance, theater, family and international events that will serve to establish The Soraya as the intellectual and cultural heart of the San Fernando Valley, and further establish itself as one of the top arts companies in Southern California. The award-winning, 1,700-seat theatre was designed by HGA Architects and Engineers and was recently cited by the Los Angeles Times as “a growing hub for live music, dance, drama and other cultural events.”

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Thor Steingraber

Young Artists Concert Series

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Betty Catania
Where to hear them: Suisun

Young Musicans Choral Orchestra

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Daisy Newman

Young Musicians For Peace

Young Musicians For Peace organize concerts for the International Rescue Committee. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) a non- sectarian humanitarian organization founded at the suggestion of Albert Einstein. The Young Musicians for Peace, a quintet, feature college and conservatory bound students from Valley Christian High School.

Founded: 2019
Artistic Director: Joseph Vasconi
Where to hear them: Valley Christian Highschool Theater

Young Musicians Program

For more information call Ms. Newman at 510 642-2686

Founded: 1968
Artistic Director: Daisy Newman
Where to hear them: Hertz Hall on the campus of University of California at Berkeley