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.

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