The Main Squeeze Orchestra

  • Remembering Walter Kuehr 1955-2015
  • The Western World’s Only All-Female Accordion Orchestra


The Paris Review – April 24, 2012

Big Squeeze By Ezra Glinter April 24, 2012 On a recent Tuesday afternoon I was sitting with Walter Kuehr in the back room of Main Squeeze Accordions on Essex Street, asking questions about the accordion business. He said he mostly does repairs these days, and he conducts the Main[…]

Squeeze This! – 2012

Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America By Marion Jacobson University of Illinois Press 2012   Main Squeeze Orchestra and Walter figure prominently in this book, beginning with the very introduction and the birth of the accordion universe as we know it:   Like many who started[…]

THE RUSSIAN SHOW – Sunday, MAY 6, 2012 – 8pm – The Bowery Poetry Club

The Cold War has ended. After many years of hollow nuclear threats, Main Squeeze Orchestra is debuting its all-accordion, all-classical, all-Russian musical spectacular. Main Squeeze will present a special program of classical Russian music by Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, arranged especially for thirteen accordions by Bu P. Scherf and[…]

GothamGirls RollerDerby Game, Oct 6 (Sat), CCNY Harlem

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Championship Bout, Halftime Show City College in Harlem in Nat Holman Gymnasium, (Convent Ave and W 135th St) October 6th, 8pm (Halftime show starts at about 8:45pm) LIke a fist in the eye, the Mainsqueeze Accordion Orchestra has found a perfect fit, with the Gotham Girls! We’re excited[…]

ABC World News Now – February 10, 2012

Valentine’s Day World News Now Polka   ABC’s Barry Mitchell featured members of The Main Squeeze Orchestra in a very special polka on ABC World News Now. (View the clip here.)   The extravaganza was also picked up by TVNewser‘s “The Ticker.”