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].

Mission Peak Brass Band

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Tony Clements
Where to hear them: Ohlone College - Smith Center, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA

Mixed Chorus Kakehashi

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Takae Hirano


Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Meerenai Shim and James Lin

MLC Productions

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: William O'Neill & Catha Hall
Where to hear them: 1835 Valota Road, Redwood City, Ca. 94061

Mobius Trio

Founded: 2010
Where to hear them:

Modern Biblical Music Society

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Daniel David Feinsmith and Erin Kathleen Downey

Modesto Symphony Orchestra

The Modesto Symphony performs a mixture of Pops and Classic orchestral repertoire throughout the season.

Founded: 1931
Artistic Director: David Lockington
Where to hear them: Gallo Center for the Arts

Moises Osorio

Artistic Director: Moises Osorio
Where to hear them:

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

As part of UC Davis, the Mondavi Center presents dance, film, music, theater, and spoken word productions by a wide range of local and international touring artists. The Center provides support for the university's academic departments, and a professional laboratory to train students in the performing arts.

Artistic Director: Don Roth, Ph.D, Executive Director
Where to hear them: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis


Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: John Beasley
Where to hear them:

Montalvo Arts Center

Where to hear them: 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

Montalvo Arts Center (Previously Villa Montalvo)

Montalvo serves as a cultural center for the Silicon Valley, presenting chamber concerts alongside visual art and multimedia presentations.

Founded: 1939
Artistic Director: Nancy Glaze
Where to hear them: The Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga