Beijing

for medium orchestra
2232 – 2221 – timp+snare – strings

Duration: 7:00 minutes

Beijing (1989) was written as a commentary on the events that took place in Tiananmen Square during the summer of 1989 as perceived in the United States through television journalism.  It is further a commentary on the attempts made by some members of the United States governmental branches to limit civil rights and personal freedoms here, just weeks after the tragedy in Beijing.

Premiere:
April 1991
South Florida Youth Symphony
Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
Miami, FL