Buffalo String Works Co-founder Yuki Numata Resnick is hoping this concert will serve as an introduction of Buffalo String Works to the larger community outside of their students.
She hopes to show that “not only are we dedicated to giving these lessons, but we also want to be a part of this West Side community in a very permanent way that doesn’t just reach our 38 kids, but reaches everybody.”
The concert marks the first time Buffalo String Works is acting as the presenter for a visiting ensemble. The free event is open to the public and the organizers are hoping that the location will draw people from the surrounding neighborhood.
Since 2014, Buffalo String Works has been providing violin lessons to students from nearby PS 45, and more recently West Charter School.
In the future they wish to expand the program to include instruction in cello, viola, and bass, and are always looking for donations of these instruments as well as violins.
In addition to performing in concert, String Ensemble will be joining Buffalo String Works in instructing the students in the program.