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

Redwood Symphony

An all-volunteer community orchestra designed to serve the local community with a focus on 20th Century repertoire.

Founded: 1985
Artistic Director: Dr Eric Kujawsky
Where to hear them: Cañada College Main Theatre, Redwood City

Reid's Records

If it has to do with the African American church experience Reid's Records is your place!!! Gospel Cd's, Dvd's, choir robes, clergy Robe and shirts, books, Bibles, Sunday school curriculum and more.

Resound Ensemble

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Ryan Connolly

Rhythmix Cultural Works

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Janet Koike + Tina Blaine

Robert Moses' Kin

Founded: 1995
Artistic Director: Robert Moses

Role Players Ensemble Theatre

Founded: 1983
Artistic Director: Eric Fraisher Hayes
Where to hear them: The Village Theatre, 233 Front Street, Danville

Rose/Lee/Graber Trio

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Tom Rose
Where to hear them: Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco

Roses Signature Concert Series

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Barbara McElroy, Director of Music
Where to hear them: Presbyterian Church of the Roses, 2500 Patio Court, Sana Rosa CA

Ross McKee Piano Competition

Founded: 1998
Where to hear them: Annual final round held in June at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Royal English Opera

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Moira Greyland

Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko

Founded: March 2007
Artistic Director: Varied

Russian Chamber Orchestra

Founded: 1992
Artistic Director: Alexander Vereshagin
Where to hear them:

Russian Festival

Where to hear them: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church