Buffalo String Works

WNED-FM

For 40 years, WNED-FM has provided classical music to Western New York and Southern Ontario. Saturday, the station celebrated that anniversary by bringing in international talents Augustin Hadelich and Tim Fain.

Scott Sackett / WBFO News

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 assist families with basic needs, but a performing arts education group is helping children in Buffalo’s immigrant communities to develop a sense of belonging through music. As part of a series on the arts and social integration, Arts & Culture Desk reporter Scott Sackett takes a closer look.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

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