MBG 13-03: Ross; Marshall; Huang

In this episode of NMFBG, Chinese-born composer Huang Ruo (pictured) offers a haunting elegy to his Grandmother, who died in 2004. Also, Ingram Marshall reinvents a popular hymn tune and John Ross sets the intimate, subtle imagery of Iowa's first poet laureate, Marvin Bell.

Music heard in this episode:

Ingram Marshall: Bright Kingdoms (Live Concert Performance)

John Ross: After a Line by Theodore Roetke (Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers, soprano) Albany Troy1020 »

Huang Ruo: Leaving Sao (Huang Ruo, vocalist) Albany Troy1020 »

Jennifer Higdon: Summer Shimmers across the Glass of Green Ponds (Gary Graffman, piano; Lark Quartet) Bridge 9379 »

All performances feature the Bowling Green Philharmonia under Emily Freeman Brown unless otherwise noted.