Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Orquesta Hohner de Valparaiso

The Orquesta de acordeones Hohner de Valparaiso is born in this cityport in 1939.
During over 65 years this orchestra has brought the accordion sound to its highest level. Her founding director, Helga Neisse de Junge started this group after teaching accordion for a while in the late 30's at the Kirsinger music store.
From 1939 onward they started to play as a band and they begin to perform to open public venues starting in 1942, accomplishing tours through Chile and Europe, receiving many honours by the city and the state, being one of the latest the silver congress medal at the presentación de gala en 2005 at the congreso nacional.