In Tuesday’s (8/25) Buffalo Business First (New York), James Fink reports, “A $300,000 grant secured through the New York state Senate should help the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra finance its children’s education programming during the 2009-2010 season. The grant, which was secured through state Sen. William Stachowski, D-Lakeview, will go to the BPO’s general fund but will be earmarked for the children’s fund. The money helps underwrite concerts the BPO performs for area school children. ‘It was a pretty easy lift,’ Stachowski said. ‘The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra plays a major role in our community. They are a very important part of the region, everyone agrees on that point.’ Stachowski delivered the check to the BPO on Tuesday.

Photo: Courtesy of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Posted August 26, 2009