Ensemble Signal teamed up with UB students and faculty to
perform drumming of all kinds. Drumming on bongos, cello, and even
flower pots! An audience from Buffalo's westside neighborhood, from
the very young to the more "seasoned", enjoyed a dynamic
performance. Some even tried their hand at a little drumming after
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3:00pm
Concerned Ecumenical Ministry, 286 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213
On May 4, 2016, Ensemble Signal came back for an interactive
workshop performance with Buffalo String Works students. They
performed Terry Riley's In C, the same piece performed the
day before with UB students and faculty. Even though they are still
learning to read music, the kids at Buffalo String Works did an
Serving a community comprised largely of recently displaced families from all over the globe, Buffalo Stringworks recognizes the importance to our students and our community of music as a universal language. By creating an enriching musical community—providing high-quality instruction on stringed instruments and performance opportunities, BSW provides a creative outlet for children searching for a sense of belonging in a new community and early exposure to music for those who otherwise have no access to it.
BSW also provides opportunities for UB performance majors to teach and to visit public school classrooms where they perform for the children and discuss aspects of their instruments and the music. It’s a win-win for everyone involved; the school-age students are exposed to music and instruments in a very personal and direct way and the college students gain hands-on, classroom-teaching experience.