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

Area 23a

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Lori Miller
Where to hear them: www.theycametoplay.com

Ariel Quartet

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

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

Ars Minerva

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Céline Ricci
Where to hear them: Marines' Memorial Theater

Art of Sound Summer Brass Institute and Festival

Founded: 2003
Artistic Director: Vicky Greenbaum
Where to hear them: Menlo School Arts Gallery, Atherton, and All Saints Church Palo Alto

Art | Song Salon

Founded: 2014
Where to hear them: www.artsongsalon.com

Artemesia Ensemble

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Maia Silberstein/Katherine Heater
Where to hear them: Berkeley Piano Club, Davis Community Church

Artisanal Music Collective

Artistic Director: Kyle Randall

Artists Vocal Ensemble (AVE)

AVE is a small, professional ensemble that specializes in lesser-known works from the Renaissance and Tudor periods, presented in concerts that aim to have a musical and spiritual impact on their audience.

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Jonathan Dimmock
Where to hear them: Various churches throughout the Bay Area.

Arts Under the Spire

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Cyril Deaconoff
Where to hear them: First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

ArtSeed

Founded: 2002
Artistic Director: Josefa Vaughan
Where to hear them: Art events