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].

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

Festival of Harps

Founded: 1989
Artistic Director: Diana Stork

First Congregational Church of San Francisco

Artistic Director: Ben Malkevich
Where to hear them: 1300, Polk St. - San Francisco