Using art to bring together kids on Buffalo's west sid
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...
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...
Buffalo String Works Launches New Concert Series
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.
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...
Buffalo String Works: Bridging the Gap
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.
Buffalo String Works Launches a New Concert Series with Decoda
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.
Buffalo String Works launches new concert series, The Bridge
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”.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...