Edwin Huizinga and Keith Hamm

Photo by: Jennifer Toole

Edwin Huizinga and Keith Hamm return to Campbell House on October 7 to kick off season 2 of their cross-genre concert series Stereo Live.

 Tickets are $25, or $75 for all three shows. This year, they introduce a special VIP package for $150 which includes all 3 shows plus attendance to 3 working rehearsals at Edwin’s private rehearsal space!

Tickets are available by phoning the museum 416-597-0227 x.2, or online at



Wednesday, October 7                       Door opens 7 pm, concert 8 pm

The season launch will bring together classical string quartets and an indie rock favourite. Hamm and Huizinga will perform Ravel’s gorgeous String Quartet, followed by a set with The Wooden Sky’s Gavin Gardiner and friends. The String Quartet will feature Sheila Jaffé, newly appointed violist of the Canadian Opera Company, and Leana Rutt, of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.


Wednesday, February 24                                Door opens 7 pm, concert 8 pm

Joseph Phillips and James Shields will join Huizinga and Hamm in a set of newly composed works and duos and trios for the ensemble. The second set will feature a collaboration of the above players with some of Toronto’s finest Bluegrass pickers including Ben Plotnick, and Adam Shier.


Tuesday, May 17                                             Door opens 7 pm, concert 8 pm

This final concert of the season will feature Keith Hamm and Edwin Huizinga with guest artists Marc Destrube, Elinor Frey, and Thomas Wiebe in a performance of Schubert’s incredible double cello Quintet.

“Our 2015 first season was very successful. I especially loved watching such a diverse audience come together. Everyone who came out to the sold out shows felt like they were really part of something very special.” – Keith Hamm

“All of the music that we’ll be performing this coming season is incredibly versatile and for all ages and ears. This is going to be a big, beautiful concert with early music, folk rock, some romantic music, and even some fiddling. The Toronto audience always feels like family, and it is a warm and loving environment.” – Edwin Huizinga

Lecture with Faisal Bhabha – Sept. 22

Join us September 22 at 6 pm for a very special lecture with Faisal Bhaba, Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, in support of the exhibition Memories of the Future!

Lawyer as Curator: How Art and Law Have More in Common Than We Thought

Law and fine arts are not typically viewed as complementary or related fields of study. Popular perceptions of lawyers and artists put them on opposite ends of the personality spectrum. Yet, both lawyers and artists trade in representations of truth, and use what they have in their toolkit to imagine, construct and revise the world according to their vision. There are many axes on which to explore the intersections of law and art: art as intellectual property; art as constitutionally protected freedom; art as liberation and healing; law as remedy; lawyering as role performance; law as literature; advocacy as storytelling; and so on. The talk will touch on all of these aspects but will land on an unexplored parallel: the lawyer as curator. Exploring overlapping theories and real-world examples, the talk will inspire lawyers, artists and the public at-large to think about inter-disciplinarity, solidarity, and social transformation through law and/or art, in new and expanded ways.

For more about Faisal Bhabha:

Memories of the Future

August 20 – October 17, 2015
Curated by Noa Bronstein and Katherine Dennis
Featuring works by Bambitchell and Aleesa Cohene

Memories of the Future is an annual, multi-site project that invites contemporary artists to respond to a theme through the creation of site and context specific installations at various historic houses and museums across Toronto. Employing a range of media and approaches, these interventions explore the layered narratives and hidden stories of our socio-material history. Using the visual language of the present and speculating on possibilities for the future, memories of the past are newly exposed, interpreted and remembered.

This exhibition is supported by the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

Mongrel Media takes over for TIFF!

Campbell House Museum was closed last week as Mongrel Media took over for the Toronto International Film Festival! Take a look at some of the news articles to see what was going on!

“Mongrel Media reimagines Campbell House for TIFF” – BlogTO 

“TIFF Guestlist: Jake Gyllenhaal (and his beard) run through the six” – National Post 

“The parties – and power struggles – of TIFF’s rich and famous” – The Globe and Mail 

“Video: Geoffrey Rush singing karaoke in Toronto” – CityNews 

The museum returns to regular visiting hours on Friday, September 18.