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Board of Directors/Community Support


Dan Lovy/ President

Chris Burke / Vice President, Fundraising

Mark Avenmarg / Treasurer
Thomas Palance / Artisic Director, Composer

Chris Florio/Composer, Artistic Team

G.Paul Naeger/Composer
Julie Meneghini/Artistic Team

Karen McConomy/Personnel Director

Laurie Hawkins/Fundraising

Kathy Earley /Community Relations

Paul Hurst/Community Volunteer, Fundraising

Jonah Lovy/Social Media

Our Mission

The Orchestra on the Hill provides opportunities for local artists to unite through professional and unique performances while fostering the growth of young performers.


Building Culture Where We Live


Board of Directors


Executive Board

Dan Lovy / President
Erica Giovanniello / Vice President
Mark Avenmarg / Treasurer
Garth Retallack / Clerk


Thomas Palance / Artistic Director
Chris Florio / Assistant Artistic Dierctor

Stephen Moore

G. Paul Naeger
Joan Wilking
Laurie Hawkins
Julie Meneghini
Karen McConomy

Eileen Yarrison

Special thanks to
B. Aline Blanchard

for her support of the Orchestra
and her sponsorship of The 2021
Composer-in-Residence Chair
awarded to G. Paul Naeger.


Our Vision

The Orchestra On The Hill is a regional arts organization based in Ipswich, MA devoted to producing interdisciplinary performances featuring the highest professional musicianship as well as performance art. Our mission is to contribute to the cultural enrichment of the North Shore of Massachusetts and beyond through exceptional concerts of orchestral music while showcasing other local artists including the visual arts, dance, poetry, animation and photography. The Orchestra On The Hill also provides opportunities for non-professional musicians to rehearse together while being coached and supported by professional conductors and players. Our goal is to encourage developing artists to continue to develop their abilities and to provide a platform for them to showcase their skills and to share this talent with our communities. 

Our Mission

The Orchestra On The Hill enriches the community by providing opportunities for musicians and other artists to collaborate through professional and innovative orchestral performances. The Orchestra On The Hill encourages youth participation and development while celebrating the natural beauty and rich history of our region.

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