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].

Magical Strings West

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Sue Mann

MagicFlutes

Founded: 1980
Artistic Director: Pam Ravenelle

MagicFlutes Flute Orchestra

Founded: 1985
Artistic Director: Pamela Ravenelle
Where to hear them: San Mateo

Magik*Magik Orchestra

M*MO is the official house orchestra of Tiny Telephone. M*MO is a modular group of symphonic players that can ordered up as needed, from a single bass clarinet, to an 60-piece ensemble. 

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Minna Choi
Where to hear them: Various San Francisco locations

Magnificat

Magnificat presents repertoire from the 17th Century, ranging from staged operas to liturgical reconstructions.

Founded: 1991
Artistic Director: Warren Stewart
Where to hear them: Venues in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Berkeley

Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance

Artistic Director: Mahealani Uchiyama
Where to hear them: www.mahea.com

Mana Quartet

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Michael Hernandez, Michael Mortarotti, Diane Hunger, Thomas Giles
Where to hear them: Bay Area Region

Mana Quartet

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Michael Hernandez, Michael Mortarotti, Diane Hunger, Thomas Giles
Where to hear them: Bay Area Region

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company

Founded: 1973
Artistic Director: Margaret Jenkins

Margaret Wingrove Dance Company

Artistic Director: Margaret Wingrove

Marin Ballet

Founded: 1963
Artistic Director: Cynthia Lucas - Artistic Director
Where to hear them: Marin County

Marin Baroque

Marin Baroque, founded in 2012, is a 16-voice emerging-professional chamber choir and period-instrument orchestra based in San Rafael, Marin County, CA. Daniel Canosa is Music Director.

Founded: February 2012
Artistic Director: Daniel Canosa
Where to hear them: First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael 1510 5th St. San Rafael June 16, 2012 8PM

Marin Baroque Chamber Choir

Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and Period Instrument Ensemble is a new, exciting 18-voice choral group based in Marin County, California, under the direction of Daniel Canosa.

Marin Center

The Center hosts touring productions of all types and presents the annual Marin County Fair.

Founded: 1971
Artistic Director: Jim Farley, Director of Cultural and Visitor Services
Where to hear them: The Marin Center in San Rafael