Through darkness to light
Thomas Daniel Schlee’s Symphony No. 2 receives its premiere in the Musikverein Vienna. Commissioned to mark the 200th anniversary of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, it will be premiered by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manfred Honeck on 15 June 2013. The three-part work progresses “through darkness to light”: it begins with an opening movement entitled “Umbrae” and leads into brightness, via an extended middle movement into the open colourfulness and energy of the final movement.