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].

Valley Concert Chorale

Founded: 1963
Artistic Director: John Emory Bush
Where to hear them: Livermore-Pleasanton, Tri-Valley region

Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Brian Sebastian
Where to hear them: Venues in the Sonoma Valley

Valley of the Moon Music Festival

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Eric Zivian and Tanya Tomkins
Where to hear them: Sonoma, CA

Valley Performing Arts Center

VPAC’s mission is to present a wide variety of performances that not only includes new and original work from the Los Angeles region, but also work from around the world that appeals to all of L.A.’s rich and diverse communities.

Located on the campus of California State University, Northridge, VPAC’s season offers a vibrant and diverse performance program of nearly 50 classical and popular music, dance, theater, family and international events that will serve to establish VPAC 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.”

Valley Performing Arts Center

VPAC’s mission is to present a wide variety of performances that not only includes new and original work from the Los Angeles region, but also work from around the world that appeals to all of L.A.’s rich and diverse communities.

Located on the campus of California State University, Northridge, VPAC’s season offers a vibrant and diverse performance program of nearly 50 classical and popular music, dance, theater, family and international events that will serve to establish VPAC 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.”

Valley Presbyterian Church choir

Artistic Director: Rafael Ornes
Where to hear them: Portola Valley CA

Van-Ahn Vo

Van-Ahn Vo is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist specializing in Vietnamese traditional music. 

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Vanessa Vo

VCS Radio Conservatory

VCS Radio Conservatory is the comprehensive music department of Vacaville Christian Schools -- Vacaville, California. It's home of The VCS Radio Symphony; The VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble and VCS Radio KVCB 100.9 FM. The students (grades 3 to 12) are best known for live film scoring; especially silent films.

Founded: 1985
Artistic Director: Ralph Martin
Where to hear them: VCS Radio Symphony and Jazz ensembles perform regularly at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre for live concerts and Brenden Theatres in Vacaville, California for Live feature-length film score performances. Albums are available for downloading or free streaming and at www.vcsradioconservatory.org . They're also featured at various times on VCS Radio KVCB 100.9FM in Vacaville and online at vcsradio.com

VCS Radio Symphony

VCS Radio Symphony and Jazz is part of the Instrumental music Studies Department of Vacaville Christian High School

Founded: 1985
Artistic Director: Ralph Martin
Where to hear them: Vacaville Performing Arts Theater - Vacaville, Ca. / Brenden Theaters - Vacaville Ca.

Veksler Academy of Music & Dance

Artistic Director: Leonid Veksler

Verismo Opera

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Frederick Winthrop
Where to hear them: Traveling around the San Francisco Bay Area

Vernon Salon Series

The Vernon Salon Series is a monthly series whose mission is to provide Bay Area musicians an informal setting to present and discuss new musical works with an enthusiastic and supportive audience. Founded in January of 2016 and occuring on the second or third Friday of the month, it has provided a wonderful setting for artists to meet friends and test out new programs and ideas. Alongside many incredible musicians, other artists who have presented their work in the past have hailed from the fields of visual art, literature, musicology, viticulture, illustration, and dance.

Founded: January 2016
Artistic Director: Anne Rainwater

Veronique Kherian

Events combining classical music with fine specialty foods

Founded: 2018
Artistic Director: Veronique Kherian

Verotta Works

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Artistic Director: Davide Verotta

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