PRESS: Music a universal language for UB student violinists and Buffalo’s refugee children

One recent afternoon, the sounds of the first movement from 19th-century Russian composer Aleksandr Borodin’s “String Quartet No.2” filled the auditorium of Buffalo P.S. 18 on the city’s West Side.

The audience, a group of students from the school — fifth through eighth graders — had stayed after class for the concert, performed by four student musicians from UB.

The UB students, current and past teaching assistants with Buffalo String Works (BSW), were playing an outreach concert for the P.S. 18 students, the first time BSW musicians had performed at the school.