On Saturday and Sunday, the violinist Midori is performing with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra — a big name for a small ensemble. All this week, she is taking part in an educational residency, helping coach young string players. In Sunday’s Washington Post, Stephen Brookes wrote a fine profile of this former child prodigy who has found her calling working with children.

Charles T. Downey reviewed the Bach Consort’s first-ever Art of the Fugue, played to a sold-out house on Sunday.

Above: The iconic moment when Midori, a child prodigy, broke her E string during a Tanglewood performance and kept playing without missing a beat — twice.