German Orchestra Group on PNG Tour 2016

20 members of a German orchestra called the Akkordeon Harmonists Chemnitz are in the country on their Papua New Guinea tour 2016.

They are from a music school in German and specifically play accordions, a family of box-shaped musical instruments.

Arriving in Port Moresby yesterday, they are in fact the first ever orchestra group from German to visit PNG.

The chairman of the German Consul in PNG Eberhard Pfeiffer personally welcomed them over dinner hosted at Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI).

Despite a long 20 hours flight, the group performed 7 items during the welcome program hosted at the DBTI gym.

Bringing a new sound, they kicked off their performance with the PNG national anthem, impressing the DBTI community and the Caritas Technical School boarding girls.

Head of the group and orchestra conductor, Volkmai Thermer said the group was grateful for the hospitality and happy to perform here.

Akkordeon Harmonists will hold a concert today at the DBTI gymnasium where a few more schools have been invited.

They will also be visiting the Bomana Prison before travelling to East New Britain on Saturday.

The group will return to Port Moresby and transit through to the Solomon Islands on July 19.

They will spend a few days and return to Port Moresby and straight to Mount Hagen on July 23 until July 26.

 “We are really happy to be here and we are really thankful that we are able to perform. 

“At this point, we greet all the people of PNG and wish them every good thing.

An Orchestra is a large instrumental group, often used in classical music that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.

Gloria Bauai