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].

World Doctors Orchestra

Classical music performance

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Dr. Stefan Willich
Where to hear them: SF Conservatory of Music Hume Hall

World Theater at Cal State Monterey Bay

Artistic Director: Joseph Cardinalli

Worn Chamber Ensemble

Founded: 1997
Artistic Director: Richard Worn
Where to hear them: Main Post Chapel, The Presidio, San Francisco

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