Glimmers of Acceptance, for string trio, is based on an ancient and haunting Chinese folk-song called "Bok-Choi", from the Northern Hebei province near Mongolia, in which a daughter mourns her mother's death. The melody can be heard rather clearly at the opening of the piece and it is used as the basis of the whole work through various manipulations; it reappears at the end, in a different key and in a slightly varied form. The work mixes tonal and atonal elements and also includes a section in which the performers are asked to improvise freely using the graphic symbols in the score. Glimmers of Acceptance was commissioned by The Jade String Trio through the generous contribution of the following donors: Marie Alpert, Martin Bressler, Catherine Constantino, Judy Gold, Tatjana Kalinin, Neal Levy, Warren Moe, Howard Orlin, Shira Rozan, Carl Schachter, and Daniel Weiss. The Center for Creative Resources played a key role in this project with their technical support.