Concerts for the 2023/24 Season
For full program details, see 2023-24 Concert Programs
A Glimpse of Paradise
Christmas at Cokesbury
The Rise of Classicism
Fantasies & Fables
Nandua High School - 26350 Lankford Hwy., Onley
Video from the 2020 Fall Concert
Orchestra of the Eastern Shore
Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia
The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore, founded in Onancock, Virginia in 1999, is a chamber orchestra concentrating in classical repertoire. Musicians are drawn from surrounding Eastern Shore communities and include professional educators, community members, and students.
Dr. Paul Kim has been the Orchestra's music director since 2014. Also serving as director of orchestral activities at Old Dominion University, Dr. Kim is a professional conductor, violinist, and composer with broad musical interests. He succeeded Lee Jordan-Anders, who retired after serving five years as music director. The Orchestra was founded and originally directed by Dr. Peter Dundon. The Orchestra was incorporated in 2004 and awarded non-profit 501c3 status the following year.
The Orchestra regularly presents fall, winter, and spring concerts in Accomack and Northampton Counties, including participation in the annual Christmas in Onancock concert in December. Concerts are free; donations welcome. Orchestra musicians are also available to play for church services, weddings, and private parties. The Orchestra welcomes new members of all orchestral instruments to audition throughout the year.
Regretfully, due to increasing family and work commitments, Dr. Kim has decided to make this season, his tenth with the orchestra, his last. Orchestra members are profoundly grateful to Paul for his time with us and his generosity to our Eastern Shore audiences. He has promised to help us in our search for a new director for the 2024-25 season.
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