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].

Townsend Opera

Founded: 1983
Artistic Director: Ryan Murray
Where to hear them: Gallo Center of the Arts

Tranquil Resonance Studio

Tranquil Resonance Studio’s mission is to introduce, spread, and pass down the ancient traditions of Chinese music and culture. Learn traditional Chinese music, guqin, guzheng, and tea culture.

Founded: 1998
Artistic Director: David Wong, Alan Yip

Transfiguration Episcopal Church

Artistic Director: Eric Choate


Founded: 2000
Artistic Director: Vicki Trimbach
Where to hear them: Giorgi Gallery 2911 Claremont Ave, Berkeley

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Ian Scarfe
Where to hear them: Trinity Alps Summer & San Francisco regular season concerts

Trinity Cathedral San Jose Concert Series

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Michael Joyce
Where to hear them: Trinity Cathedral 81 Nth 2nd St., San Jose 95113

Trinity Chamber Concerts

Trinity presents solo and small ensemble works from ancient to modern by Bay Area performers.

Founded: 1973
Artistic Director: Diane Grubbe
Where to hear them: Trinity Chapel in Berkeley

Trinity Lyric Opera

Trinity was founded in 2006 to present the west coast premiere of The Pilgrim's Progress by Ralph Vaughan Williams. They continue to present one fully staged Opera program per year

Founded: 2006
Artistic Director: Alan Thayer
Where to hear them: The Castro Valley Center for the Arts

Trio 180

Founded: 2002
Artistic Director: Nina Flyer
Where to hear them:

Trio Navarro

Formed in 1992, Trio Navarro has performed virtually the entire “standard” piano trio repertoire. They are advocates of out-of-print and rarely performed works by composers including Serge Teneyev, Rebecca Clarke, Paul Juon and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. In the contemporary vein, they have performed trios by Chick Correa, Richard Danielpour, Brian S. Wilson, Lowell Lieberman and Paul Schoenfeld.

Founded: 1992
Where to hear them: Sonoma State University, Chamber Music Sundaes, Mendocino Music Festival