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].

Dance-a-vision Entertainment

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

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

Early Music at Las Positas College

Founded: 2006
Artistic Director: Marilyn Marquis
Where to hear them: Las Positas College

East-West Triology

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Vanessa Vo

Elite Artists

Founded: 1997
Artistic Director: Sherry Chen Lin

Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist

Founded: 1857
Artistic Director: Dr. Thomas Conroy
Where to hear them: Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

Founded: 1913
Where to hear them: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122


Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: Merl Saunders Jr.
Where to hear them: Fenix - music supperclub

Festival del Sole

This festival combines classical music performances by international artists with wine and food.

Founded: 2006
Artistic Director: Richard Walker, Director
Where to hear them: Various halls and wineries, Napa Valley