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].

MONK'estra

Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: John Beasley
Where to hear them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCucS5poKUY&list=PLlmOfo0CDND_6ue3BU7Xtey8mkt-fHI2g

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

Monterey Bay Recorder Society

MBRS hosts regular meetings of recorder enthusiasts in the Santa Cruz area.

Founded: 1982
Artistic Director: LouAnn Hoffman
Where to hear them: The Santa Cruz Quaker Meeting Hall

Monterey Jazz Festival

Founded: 1958
Artistic Director: Tim Jackson
Where to hear them: Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA

Monterey Symphony

The Monterey Symphony produces and presents the musical programs, educational activities and community events to engage people of the Central Coast and the Salinas Valley in the continual discovery of symphonic music.

Mission Statement: To engage, educate, and excite the people of our region through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

Founded: 1946
Artistic Director: Max Bragado-Darman
Where to hear them: Sunset Center, Carmel CA and Sherwood Hall, Salinas, CA

Monteverdi Brass

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Richard Roper
Where to hear them: Churches and concert series throughout the Bay Area

Morrison Artists Series

Presents six Friday and Sunday performances by acclaimed chamber music ensembles at San Francisco State University

Founded: 1955
Artistic Director: Richard Festinger
Where to hear them: McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts building on the SFSU Campus

Morrisson Theatre Chorus

Founded: 1979
Artistic Director: Nancy Engle, Managing Director, Cesar Cancino, Musical Director
Where to hear them: Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 North Third St., Hayward, CA

Mostly Motets

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Stephen T. Moore
Where to hear them: San Francisco Bay Area

Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Choir & Diablo Chamber Singers

Founded: 1961
Artistic Director: Mark Tuning
Where to hear them: Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

Mozart Youth Camerata

Where to hear them: Berkeley City Club

Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation

MDMEF was created to keep music alive in the Mount Diablo Unified School District. The current purpose of the foundation is to keep 5th grade instrumental music from being eliminated for the 2010-11 school. This would have dire consequences on the entire music program (Vocal and Instrumental) from Elementary to High School. Please support the foundation.