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Welcome to America, you are welcome here!

School Band and Orchestra Magazine
October 2019

Buffalo, New York is known for many things, including Buffalo Wings that are rapidly replacing the hot dog as the All-American food at baseball games and other sporting events… SBO’s attention was drawn to the Buffalo String Works (BSW) while researching the recent PlayUSA grant recipients.

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You Supported This: Buffalo String Works Performs The Bridge Thursday April 4

Rise Collaborative
April 2019

Buffalo String works is excited to announce the next installment of our cross-cultural, interdisciplinary arts series The Bridge. To further our mission of uniting communities in Buffalo, A Celebration of Music, Dance, and Photography, will take place at Lafayette International High School on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6pm.

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Buffalo String Works: The Bridge 2019

Buffalo Rising
March 25, 2019

One of Buffalo String Works’ missions is to promote cross-cultural ties within the city. Their stance is that everyone should have access to playing music, no matter their background or abilities. Through inclusiveness, they have managed to work with numerous refugee groups that might not otherwise have access to music classes and artistic programming.

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'Joe's Violin' to promote donating instruments to change lives

WBFO
March 15, 2019

A special performance and screening of the award-winning short film Joe's Violinwill be held Saturday evening as part of the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival that runs March 22 through March 28. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the event will focus on how to donate instruments to change.

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Local charity inspires young refugees through music

WGRZ-TV
February 7, 2019

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Buffalo String Works

Buffalo Rising
February 7, 2019

One spring day in March, 2014, accomplished violist Virginia Barron and violinist Yuki Numata Resnick delivered a performance for an enthusiastic audience at PS 45 International School on Hoyt Street in Buffalo. What they received in return was priceless. 

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Using art to bring together kids on Buffalo's west side

WKBW Channel 7 ABC
August 6, 2018

Young refugees are getting a big boost to help them better immerse in the culture of Western New York.“...newcomer youth face daunting hurdles including learning a new language...

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Buffalo String Works hopes to bridge the gap with refugee community through concert series

WIVB Channel 4 News
February 10, 2018

An organization called Buffalo String Works is launching a new concert series with a special part...

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Buffalo String Works Launches New Concert Series

The Public
February 9, 2018

In an effort to extend a welcoming hand to Buffalo’s diverse West Side community, and particularly to its newly arrived refugees and immigrants, Buffalo String Works is launching a concert series, The Bridge. Each performance presented by The Bridge will honor Buffalo’s refugee and immigrant population through its programming with the intention of bridging gaps within the refugee community and between the community and Buffalo itself. 

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Carnegie Hall's DECODA in Buffalo for Buffalo String Works

Classical 94.5FM WNED Interviews
February 7, 2018

Buffalo String Works was formed to bring the gift of music (free instruments and lessons) to the West Side...

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Buffalo String Works: Bridging the Gap

Rise Collaborative
February 6, 2018

Walking through The Dream Center on a Wednesday afternoon you’ll hear violins echo through the massive building on Lafayette Ave. There are six music classes going on for ages ranging from about 5 to 12 – the second stop of the day for Buffalo String Works lessons.

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Buffalo String Works Launches a New Concert Series with Decoda

Artvoice
February 5, 2018

Buffalo String Works, a creative grassroots program serving refugee students on the Lower West Side is launching ‘The Bridge’, a new, free concert series designed to bridge gaps within the refugee community as well as between the refugee community and the rest of the people of Buffalo itself. 

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Buffalo String Works launches new concert series, The Bridge

Buffalo Rising
January 31, 2018

Buffalo String Works is launching a new concert series with a very special segment of the city in mind – immigrants and refugees. The concert series is aptly called “The Bridge”.

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Music is providing a sense of belonging for refugee community

WKBW Buffalo - Channel 7 ABC
December 13, 2017

Music is a universal language and it gives a sense of belonging. 
Especially to Htoo Htoo Shar, 12, from Thailand. Shar has been a violin student at Buffalo String Works for the past three years.

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Benefit concert will raise awareness to help more refugee kids learn music

Buffalo Business First
December 7, 2017

With very few resources and a small staff, it’s extremely difficult for a tiny nonprofit to grow awareness about its cause. Buffalo String Works will get an opportunity to share its story with hundreds of music fans...

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The National aims to effect change through music and help refugees

The Buffalo News
December 6, 2017

These are trying times. Hanging around on social media and arguing about it will not change this fact. You can beat your head against the digital wall and take a few years off your life while doing nothing to alter grim reality. Or you can do something to make things better.

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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...

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Classically Speaking / Virginia Barron and Buffalo String Works

Buffalo Spree
July 2017

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...

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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.


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

UBNow
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...

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Buffalo String Works to host Ensemble Signal

Karibu News
April 19, 2016

May 1, Buffalo String Works will be hosting a free concert...

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Buffalo String Works provides music lessons to refugee and immigrant children

The Spectrum
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...

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Music—a universal language

Buffalo Spree
January 2016

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...

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BSW Helping to Shape the Future of this City

Buffalo Rising
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...

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Buffalo String Works

MusicOvation
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...

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