Orchestra of the Eastern Shore
Friday, January 23 7:30 pm at Cokesbury Church in Onancock
Wednesday, March 4 Open dress rehearsal 7-9 pm at Cokesbury - public welcome
Friday, May 8 7:30 pm at Cokesbury Church in Onancock
Cokesbury Church is located at 13 Market Street in downtown Onancock. Take Rt. 179 west off Rt. 13 between Accomac and Melfa.
Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia
The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore, founded in Onancock, Virginia in 1999 by Dr. Peter Dundon, is a string orchestra concentrating on classical repertoire with musicians drawn from surrounding Eastern Shore communities. The Orchestra was incorporated in 2004 and awarded non-profit 501c3 status the following year.
In 2009, Lee Jordan-Anders, Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, assumed the position of music director. During her five years of service she extended the Orchestra's repertoire and fostered notable growth in musicality. Following her retirement in spring 2014, the Orchestra's Board of Directors initiated a search for a new director. Dr. Kim was hired in Fall 2014. Dr. Kim is a professional conductor, violinist, and composer with broad musical interests, and is an assistant professor of music at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.
The Orchestra regularly participates in the annual Onancock Christmas Concert and presents winter and spring performances in Onancock and Northampton County. Concerts are free; donations welcome. Orchestra musicians are also available to play for church services, weddings, and private parties.
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