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Bringing live classical music to the North Oregon coast since 1994!

Greetings from the North Oregon Coast Symphony!

NOCS is a non-profit ensemble, under the direction of conductor Cory Pederson, that brings together musicians from the north Oregon and south Washington coast to keep classical music alive and affordable for local audiences.

We have new energy, momentum, and exciting plans. Our musician base is steadily expanding, and our new rehearsal venue in the old Seaside middle school is attracting more players. In fact, after many years using “The North Coast Chamber Orchestra” to describe our performing ensemble, we are now able to re-claim our North Oregon Coast Symphony title. This progress would not have been possible without your ongoing support — thank you! We're looking forward to our 2023-2024 concerts, and we hope you are, too.

Upcoming Performances


June 8, 2024

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Spring Concert in Nehalem

St. Catherine Episcopal Church, Nehalem

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

June 9, 2024

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Spring Concert in Astoria

Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts, Astoria

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Image by Stefany Andrade

Overture to Rienzi

by Wagner | NOCS

00:00 / 06:53

Over The Rainbow

arranged by Dave Drury | Dave Drury

00:00 / 05:34

Flute Concerto No. 2 in G Minor op. 10, RV 439 “La Notte”

by Vivaldi | NOCS

00:00 / 10:27
Treble Clef and Notes


Since 1994 the North Oregon Coast Symphony has provided audiences the opportunity to enjoy live and local classical music concerts. Meet the dedicated people behind the music!

Community Resources & Scholarships

Our symphony is committed to growing into a sustainable arts organization for the benefit of the musical arts in our community. Check out our most recent community engagements. 

NCCO Concert 2018 #2
NOCS Spirit of Life  2022 Concert

Join Our Symphony

There are over 40 musicians that regularly play with the North Oregon Coast Symphony. We always welcome new musicians. Find out how you can join our symphony today.

Image by Caleb Jack

Support the Musical Arts on the Oregon Coast!

Your tax-deductible contribution today will help the North Oregon Coast Symphony fulfill its mission to play exceptional classical music performances, support our talented artists and musicians, and provide musical education scholarships in our community.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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