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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 by Ensemble Signal at the Concerned Ecumenical...

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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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West Side's international students learn violin

WNED Classical
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. 

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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, longtime residents...

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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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