Alisa Weilerstein has won the MacArthur Foundation "genius grant." Jamie Jung hide caption

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Hear Weilerstein Discuss Her Award

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Thomas Hampson (left) stars as Rick Rescorla in the opera Heart of A Soldier, by Christopher Theofanidis, which receives its world premiere Sept. 10 at the San Francisco Opera. Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera hide caption

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Sept. 11 In Children's Voices: Michael Gordon's 'The Sad Park'

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Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955 when she starred in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera. Sony Classical Archives hide caption

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Re dell'abisso, affrettati

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Norway's natural wonders, depicted in this album photo, were inspiration for the 19th-century violinist and composer Ole Bull. Jim Bengston/ECM Records hide caption

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Lysoen/Homage a Ole Bull

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