Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, among his most popular and successful works during his lifetime, demonstrates his vision of beauty in the afterlife and in resurrection. Characteristic of Mahler, the symphony is written for a huge orchestra and runs the gamut of emotions in the contemplation of life and death. music director of the Long Beach. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2018-2019 classics season. The 2018-2018 classics season closes…