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Concerts for the 2023/24 Season

For full program details, see 2023-24 Concert Programs

A Glimpse of Paradise
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495, featuring soloist Jacob Wilder, and Fauré Requiem with singers from the Eastern Shore and Old Dominion University
Friday, October 27 7:30 pm at Market St. United Methodist Church, Onancock
Sunday, October 29 4:00 pm at Hungars Episcopal Church, Bridgetown

Christmas at Cokesbury
Handel's Hallelujah Chorus (Sing-along), A Vaughan Williams Christmas, and other music for the season
Saturday, December 9 2:00 pm at Cokesbury Church, Onancock

The Rise of Classicism
C.P.E. Bach Symphony No. 3 and Flute Concerto in D minor, with soloist Rachel Ordaz; Haydn Symphony No. 88
Friday, March 1 7:30 pm at Nandua High School, Onley
Sunday, March 3 4:00 pm at Hungars Church, Bridgetown

Fantasies & Fables
Beethoven Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Paul Sanho Kim, and works by Fauré and Anne Neikirk
Friday, May 3 7:30 pm at Nandua High School, Onley
Sunday, May 5 4:00 pm at Hungars Church, Bridgetown

Nandua High School - 26350 Lankford Hwy., Onley
Cokesbury Church - 13 Market St., Onancock
Market St. Methodist Church - 75 Market St., Onancock
Hungars Church - 10107 Bayside Rd, Bridgetown (beside Machipongo. For detailed directions, go to www.hungarscure.org.)

Video from the 2020 Fall Concert

Orchestra of the Eastern Shore

Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia
Music Director: Paul S. Kim

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.

Please join us in our search for a new Music Director. For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit our JOB POSTING page.

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