In advance of Tuesday’s concert by the Concertgebouw, I profile Mariss Jansons, known to some as the greatest living conductor.

Earlier this week, Katherine Boyle followed up on her article about the Afghan Youth Orchestra with a report on their activities once they got to DC.

On the review front, Charles T. Downey checked out the violist Veit Hertenstein; Stephen Brookes enjoyed Misha Dichter and the Harlem String Quartet; and Joan Reinthaler heard the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Hannu Lintu.

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.