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

Mar 15, 2019

A special performance and screening of the award-winning short film Joe's Violin will 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. 

Joe's Violin is a 2016 short film depicting a moving story of 91-year old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold. He donated his 70-year-old violin as part of a school instrument drive. It landed in the hands of a 12-year-old Bronx girl. 

Film committee member Sharon Cramer, Jaman Dunn, assistant conductor of community engagement Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo String Works artist director Yuki Numata Resnick.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

"Transformative Generosity" will be held March 16 at 7 p.m. The Jewish Community Center will host a special event and panel discussion at its Amherst location.

We met with film committee member Sharon Cramer, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Assistant Conductor of Community Engagement Jaman Dunn and Buffalo String Works Artistic Director Yuki Numata Resnick about how instruments and music change lives.