Please join us at our annual holiday concert! Our students and teachers have worked so hard this semester and we would love to share with you the fruits of our labor.
Saturday, December 16 @ 2pm @ First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo.
We hope you will join us, along with some of our Buffalo String Works students and members of The National for a very special BSW benefit event on Monday, December 11, 2017.
This event includes a pre-show featuring our students, who may even make an appearance with The National later on! Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 27 and are $60.00 (limit two tickets per order) available. Purchase tickets here or online at TOWNBALLROOM.COM and Town Ballroom box office. TownBallroom box office is open Monday-Friday 12-5pm. Call to charge by phone 1.877.987.6487. All proceeds from this event will go towards BSW.
The National is an American indie rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, formed in 1999. The band consists of Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Scott Devendorf and Bryan Devendorf.
This event is produced by Funtime Presents.
Check out our latest news from our May 2017 newsletter!
Our final Spring Concert is THIS Saturday, May 27 @ 2pm @ 286 Lafayette Ave. Come join us and hear how far we've come!
Here's a sneak peak of this weekend's upcoming concert:
We are so grateful to the Suzuki Violinists of WNY who are once again, dedicating their annual spring concert to Buffalo String Works. Concert details are below - please consider attending. Some of our BSW students and teachers will also be featured performers!
Our annual holiday is this Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo! Please join us to celebrate all of our students' and teachers' hard work AND come witness the debut of our 3 star cellists.
As always, we will hold our post-concert reception featuring dishes from all around the world, hosted by our students.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo
695 Elmwood Ave. (at W. Ferry)
We are so excited to let you know that Buffalo String Works is the proud recipients of a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo! We are grateful and humbled by Community Foundation's recognition of our efforts. With this assistance, we are able to increase our instrument library, expand enrollment to serve more families, and hire teachers to work with our young students.
With the Community Foundation grant, we have more than doubled our enrollment from West Buffalo Charter School and we are pleased to be serving students from Tapestry Charter and Charter School for Applied Technologies. Word is spreading!
We are proud to continue our partnership with International School #45. Students from this school have been with us from our very first day so they hold a special place in our hearts.
Thank you so much to the Community Foundation for your generous support of our work!
Our final concert of the semester is upon us! Saturday, May 28 at 2pm at the Concerned Ecumenical Ministry. We are very proud of everything our students have accomplished and we hope you'll drop by to hear the results of our hard work!
Happy summer to all and we can't wait to resume in the fall - after a much-needed break of course!
We are so grateful to Drew Cone for hosting and organizing a benefit concert for BSW. If you find yourself with a free evening this Friday, please come listen to some beautiful music!
We are so honored that Suzuki Violinists of WNY has chosen to support Buffalo String Works in their Annual Ensemble Concert on April 24th. Mark this date in your calendars and come hear their wonderful students. BSW students will also join in for a joint rendition of Twinkle!
Our students know her as “Miss Yuki”: She’s a teacher, a role model, and a world-class violinist! Yuki Numata Resnick is a co-founder of Buffalo String Works and she’s giving a recital on Sunday, February 21, at 3:00 p.m. at Clarence Presbyterian Church. Children of ALL ages are welcome and tickets will be available for purchase at the door ($10/adult; $5/student; $20/family; children 5 & under are free). A portion of ticket sales will go to support BSW. Come hear works by 20th- and 21st-century composers and see the kind of talent and enthusiasm Miss Yuki brings to our community! (Click here for more information.)
We just received word that our application for non-profit status has been accepted and we are now officially known as Buffalo String Works, Inc. As a result we are proud to introduce Virginia Barron in her new role as executive director! Ginny’s leadership has been essential to our current successes and we have no doubt she will guide us forward us we continue to grow.
We are the proud recipients of a grant from the Find Your Light Foundation! This foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of young people through arts, education and cultural awareness. With the generous grant from FYL, we will be able to provide instruments and transportation for our students and provide honoraria for our teachers. Thank you Find Your Light Foundation for starting our 2016 with a bang!
Please mark your calendars: Buffalo String Works is hosting a FREE end-of-the-semester holiday concert on Sunday, December 13, at 3:00PM. (See address below.) Let’s celebrate the season in our universal language—music! Our program includes folk favorites, holiday hits, and melodies by Beethoven and Pachelbel! We hope you’ll bring the whole family—children of all ages are welcome at this family-friendly, short concert. Plan to stick around after the concert to meet some of our students and their families.
We’re Buffalo String Works—and we’re your neighbors, Buffalo—come spend part of your holiday with us!
Concerned Ecumenical Ministry
286 Lafayette Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
While reservations to our benefit concert are limited—only a few seats remain!—it’s never too late to donate to our program. We encourage you to read about our program on this website, “Like” us on Facebook, or click on “Contact Us” to find out more about how you can be part of BSW.
A donation of only $30 will cover 1 day of lesson fees for ALL our students. A donation of $60 will cover an entire week of lesson fees for ALL our students. Or, if the spirit of the holiday season inspires you to give more this year, for $400 you can sponsor one student’s lessons, transportation, snacks, and violin maintenance for an entire school year! (Click here to learn more about becoming a BSW Sponsor!)
We’re very excited to announce our very first concert of the 2015-2016 season! We are performing on Tuesday November 11 at 2pm at Asbury Pointe in Getzville. Our students have been working very hard on Pachelbel’s Canon, Bile ’em Cabbage Down, Frère Jacques and Ode to Joy and we can’t wait to show off all of our hard work. Only 2 short months ago in September, we handed out violins to our students – for many of them it was their first time holding the instrument – and we can’t believe that they already have 4 pieces to perform. Pretty impressive stuff!
As an added treat and a tribute to our veterans, Ginny, Elise and Yuki will be performing solo and duo repertoire. Come hear BSW students and teachers perform!
50 Stahl Road
BSW is so grateful for the support we receive from musicians in the area! On October 23, Christopher Weber and the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio Chamber Orchestra gave a concert that raised money and awareness in honor of Buffalo String Works. Thanks to the support of local musicians and the generous donations of community members, our students at BSW can continue to learn, thrive, and make music of their own!
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Thanks to a generous sponsor, Buffalo String Works is excited to announce that we can add another student to our music family this year! The $400 Student Sponsorship donation, which we received last week, covers the cost of a violin and year-long lessons for a student in our program. This is a particularly special way to donate to BSW, because our sponsors receive a personal card and photo of the student their donation goes toward helping.
In addition to covering the cost of a quality violin, the $400 donation goes toward covering the costs of giving each student small- and large-group music lessons for September-May, transportation to and from concerts in the community, music materials and supplies, and snacks to help everyone stay focused! Thanks to our sponsors, BSW also gives every student a T-shirt featuring our logo, “Buddy the Buffalo,” which we all wear with tremendous pride!
You, too, can become a Student Sponsor TODAY! BSW is bringing about positive change in our community and we want YOU to be a part of the difference!