for Violin & String Orchestra
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Sostenere is an Italian word that can mean to support, to hold up or to sustain. All three meanings are apt as this work, though pensive, and contemplative, is written to celebrate violinist Jesse Holstein’s 20th anniversary as a teaching artist at Community MusicWorks of Providence R.I. This work was premiered with MusicWorks Collective, with Jesse Holstein as soloist at the Providence Public Library on March 26th, 2022. Sostenere was part of a concert program called Songs of Refuge, which honored refugees and immigrants who have moved to the area with the help of Dorcas International.