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].

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

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: