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].

International Russian Music Piano Competition

Founded: Spring of 2000
Artistic Director: Piano competition with an emphasis on Russian music
Where to hear them: Le Petit Trianon Theatre in downtown San Jose

Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

Founded: 1983
Artistic Director: William Meredith
Where to hear them: King Library at San Jose State University Library

Irregular Resolutions

Founded: 2002
Artistic Director: Composers Group
Where to hear them: Concerts have been held at the San Francisco Community Music Center

Irving M. Klein International String Competition

Founded: 1985
Artistic Director: Mitchell Sardou Klein

iSing Silicon Valley Summer Choir Camp

Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: Jennah Delp-Somers & Shane Troll
Where to hear them: Palo Alto, CA

Island City Opera

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Eileen Meredith
Where to hear them: 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Elks Lodge, Alameda, CA

Island City Opera


Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Eileen Meredith, Executive Director
Where to hear them: Alameda Elks Ballroom

Italian Cultural Institute

Artistic Director: Luciano Chessa

Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito

Artistic Director: Pasquale Esposito
Where to hear them:

Ives Collective

The Ives Collective presents varied chamber music performances informed by the maverick music sensibilities of its namesake Charles Ives.

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Susan Freier/ Stephen Harrison
Where to hear them: Venues in Silicon Valley and San Francisco

J2Sonoma Music Productions

Founded: 2013
Artistic Director: John Partridge
Where to hear them: Sonoma Community Center

Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Jack Curtis Dubowsky
Where to hear them: