Friendship, belonging and a love of music are cultivated in young immigrants on Buffalo’s West Side
WBFO, Buffalo's NPR News Station
Sept. 6, 2017
The transition for immigrants trying to start a new life in Western New York is fraught with challenges—and more so for refugees uprooted by war and social upheaval. Resettlement agencies in our community...
Classically Speaking / Virginia Barron and Buffalo String Works
Many readers will recognize Virginia Barron’s name as that of the Classical 94.5 WNED announcer who recently left radio to devote more time to Buffalo String Works, a West Side after-school music program that she cofounded and directs with Yuki Numata Resnick...
Find Your Light Foundation Video
Find Your Light
June 5, 2017
Buffalo String Works was one of three featured organizations at Find Your Light's 2nd Annual Celebration for Arts Education. The spotlight is on us from 8:59 - 11:38 within the 13 min video, created by Chris Groban.
Music a universal language for UB student violinists and Buffalo’s refugee children
Nov. 18, 2017
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...
Buffalo String Works to host Ensemble Signal
April 19, 2016
May 1, Buffalo String Works will be hosting a free concert by Ensemble Signal at the Concerned Ecumenical...
Buffalo String Works provides music lessons to refugee and immigrant children
Feb. 24, 2016
Music students of all ages know that music is not just memorizing notes from Vivaldi and practicing the proper technique. It becomes an outlet of creative expression, a way to convey thoughts and feelings to the audiences...
Music—a universal language
It’s a big day for the students of Buffalo String Works. One of the directors, Elise Alaimo Golove, announces that the beginner violinists, who began learning the instrument mere weeks ago, will receive bows for the first time. Squeals of “oooh” and “yay!” abound before the children split into three groups...
Dec. 15, 2015
A music program is providing violin lessons to West Side children from the city's under-served population. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley recently spent the afternoon with Buffalo String Works.
BSW Helping to Shape the Future of this City
Aug. 20, 2015
Buffalo’s immigrant and refugee community has spurred a number of socio-economic developments that can be felt throughout the city. From restaurants to retail shops, the livelihood of these new Buffalonians is having an impact on us all. In order to accommodate the needs of these growing communities, longtime residents...
Buffalo String Works
July 17, 2015
Don’t believe everything you’ve read about Buffalo!
Yes, the city does have occasional epic snowstorms, and for decades has faced the usual rust-belt challenges. What you might not know is that the city of Buffalo is on the rise. Businesses are moving back...