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].

Contra Costa Performing Arts Society

Founded: 1974
Artistic Director: Diane Barton-Brown, President
Where to hear them: Grace Presbyterian Church, Walnut Creek

Contra Costa Wind Symphony

The Contra Costa Wind Symphony features modern classical compositions written specifically for wind symphonies. They also perform music ranging from swing and jazz through traditional band favorites.

Founded: 1980
Artistic Director: Dr. Duane Carroll
Where to hear them: Lesher Center for the Arts Hofmann Theatre

Crissy Broadcast

Artistic Director: Lisa Bielawa
Where to hear them: San Francisco's Crissy Field

Crowden Music Center

The music wing of the Crowden School in Berkeley. In addition to producing concerts by the student musical groups, it also sponsors a chamber music series, [email protected]

Founded: 1983
Where to hear them: The Crowden School, 1475 Rose St. Berkeley

Curious Flights

Founded: March 2013
Artistic Director: Brenden Guy
Where to hear them: San Francisco

Curtain Call Theatre

Artistic Director: Michael Tabib
Where to hear them: Russian River Hall in Monte Rio, CA

D/S Network

Founded: David L. Senk
Artistic Director: David L. Senk

Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center

Founded: in 1971
Artistic Director: Dan Mankin
Where to hear them: Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center

Dance-a-vision Entertainment

Founded: 1984
Artistic Director: Carla Service
Where to hear them: The Malonga Casquelourd Center for The Arts

Dancers Repertory Theater

Founded: 1969
Artistic Director: Coleen Duncan
Where to hear them: woodside Performing Arts Center

Danville Community Band

The Band's 80-plus members, who give freely of their time, are dedicated volunteers from Danville and surrounding communities, and as far away as Vallejo, Marin, Davis and Stockton . They represent many diverse professions, students and retirees, and ages range from 13 to 80+. The Danville Community Band met for the first time on September 20, 2001 under the baton of founder and director Dr. Lawrence Anderson. In December 2008 Dr. Anderson passed the baton to Robert Calonico, director of bands at U.C. Berkeley, who joined DCB as associate director in 2007.

Founded: 2001
Artistic Director: Robert Calonico, Musical Director; Dr. Lawrence Anderson, Artistic Director
Where to hear them: Danville, CA and the SF east bay tri-valley area

de Young Museum

Where to hear them: Friday Nights at the de Young

Diablo Regional Arts Association

Artistic Director: Peggy White
Where to hear them: Lesher Center for the Arts

Diablo Theatre Company

Broadway theater company in Walnut Creek.  Formerly known as the Diablo Light Opera Company.

Founded: 1959
Artistic Director: Daren A. C. Carollo
Where to hear them: Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA