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].

Ansámbl Luython

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Vince B Ho

Aptos Keyboard Series

The mission of the Aptos Keyboard Series is to promote gifted young pianists and offer them the opportunity to perform in a concert setting. Many have excelled in renowned international competitions and performance exposure is essential for their continued success. Performance also offers the unique opportunity for our community to hear and enjoy their wonderful talent.

Founded: 2016
Artistic Director: Josef Sekon
Where to hear them: 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos CA

Aragon High School Choir

Artistic Director: John Chen
Where to hear them: Aragon High School

Aragon Music

Talented musicians from the Aragon High School music program

Arc Duet concert


Founded: Emily Tian, Anne Rainwater

Archetti Baroque Strings

Baroque concerto repertory performed on period instruments without conductor.

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: John Dornenburg/Carla Moore
Where to hear them: Berkeley/San Francisco

Area 23a

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Lori Miller
Where to hear them:

Ariana Strahl, soprano

Where to hear them: Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts

Ariel Horowitz and Miles Graber

Where to hear them: Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts

Ariel Quartet

Founded: 1986
Artistic Director: William Barbini
Where to hear them: Sacramento/Davis, CA

ARIEL Theatrical

Musical Theatre

Founded: 1989
Artistic Director: Gail Higginbotham
Where to hear them: The Karen Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901

Arlekin String Quartet

A wide range of well known string quartet works with some settings of opera and popular music favorites.

Founded: 1980
Artistic Director: none
Where to hear them: Venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

Arnold Gregorian, Double Bass

Artistic Director: Arnold Gregorian