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THE smART Ensemble
From soloists and quartets, to multidimensional composers and leading orchestras, THE smART ENSEMBLE is our dream team of movers and shakers in classical music on the global stage.
LARA ST. JOHN’S SHE, HER, HERS
The Celebrated Violinist on Fighting Classical Music’s Toxic Background.
HILARY HAHN’S ECLIPSE
“Music like this resonates with the dissonance that you might be experiencing”
THE HOURS AT THE MET
Kevin Puts Weaves a Tapestry of Possibilities for Mrs. Dalloway
NILS FRAHM’S MUSIC FOR ANIMAL
“When you have animals, you probably know that they react to music."
“The only thing I try to do is to destroy Bach’s music as little as possible.”
A Canadian Music Icon Wearing Multiple Hats on Stage
Make Small Good Things
A busy year for the celebrated composer and librettist.
A Virtuoso Challenges the Status Quo Caption
Barfield discusses barriers, collaborators, and his earned ambition.
On Collaboration, Community, and Technology
A Mezzo-Soprano with a Curatorial Flair
The Juilliard bassoonist on how she found the magic of Stravinsky.
The cellist on the roof: finding hope in high-up places
JEFF ALEXANDER: PRESIDENT OF THE CSO
Takes on New York City Opera
This interview series profiles various Canadian artists, with a focus on how their body of work reflects and interrogates the Canadian music industry.