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].

Amethyst Trio

Artistic Director: Lara Garner
Where to hear them: Venues around the Bay Area and Wine Country

Amici Lyric Opera

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Nicholas Lerke

An Incredible Night of World Music

We present performances of classical, jazz, world music, country music as well as theatre and opera.

Founded: 2005
Artistic Director: Kevin Frazier
Where to hear them: Empress Theatre

Andrea Fulton Productions

Andrea Fulton Productions presents the annual Bracebridge Dinners at Yosemite each Yuletide holiday season. A chorale of 35 singers and actors fill the majestic Dining Room of the world famous Ahwahnee Hotel (now known as the Majestic Yosemite Hotel) with an evening of choral music, theater both soulful and comedic, and all the pageantry of Washington Irving's immortal character Squire Bracebridge, as he welcomes all to his English manor hall to celebrate the holidays and recall the days of Christmas past. A bucket-list experience of fine dining and holiday cheer amid the beauty of Yosemite National Park.

Founded: 1927
Artistic Director: Andrea Fulton
Where to hear them: Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite, CA

Andrea Segar and Miles Graber, violin/piano duo

Where to hear them: Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts

Angel City Jazz Festival

The Angel City Jazz Festival — Los Angeles’s most adventurous jazz festival — was founded in 2008 by music promoter Rocco Somazzi. In 2009, Cryptogramophone's founder Jeff Gauthier became a festival co-producer and the festival moved to the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Since then the festival has grown into an essential multiday celebration of cutting-edge jazz at some of the most exciting & prestigious venues in Los Angeles, such as The Ford Theatres, LACMA, REDCAT, Zebulon Café, the Blue Whale, the World Stage, the Bootleg Theatre and the Moss Theatre.

The 2018 festival is presented by Angel City Arts, a nonprofit organization committed to cultivating and revitalizing jazz culture in Los Angeles by producing concerts by established and emerging music innovators who have achieved exceptionally high levels of musicianship and brought forward a significant contribution to the evolution of jazz and improvised music.

Founded: 2008

Angelus: Sacred Music for Women's Voices

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Dana Taylor
Where to hear them:

Anna Poklewski Academy of Music

Founded: 2007
Where to hear them: Online

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