Law Students and Lawyers at Vimy – We Remember

Event Start Date:
April 4, 2017
Event End Date:
April 29, 2017
Event Venue:
Ballroom

This exhibition remembers the service and sacrifice of the dozens of law students and lawyers who served at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April of 1917. Curator Patrick Shea tells the brave and poignant stories of these young men, and reflects upon the Canadian legal profession’s contribution to World War I. The Battle of Vimy Ridge continues to live in the hearts and minds of Canadians, especially during this month of April, in the 100th anniversary year.

The exhibition is in the ballroom of Campbell House Museum, which looks out over Toronto’s legal precinct and Osgoode Hall, home of the Law Society of Upper Canada. It was at this intersection of Queen and University that the City of Toronto originally proposed Vimy Circle, a monumental plan of curved buildings and radiating streets that would have radically altered the city that we know today.

  1. Patrick Shea, LSM is a Partner at Gowling WLG.  He served as an officer in the Canadian Forces Reserves and was the person behind the 2014 grant of honorary calls to 58 Ontario law students killed in World War I. 

Stereo Live Presents: The Rosebud String Quartet

Event Start Date:
April 16, 2017
Event End Date:
April 16, 2017
Event Venue:
Ballroom

Stereo Live Presents: The Rosebud String Quartet

The Rosebud Orchestra

Program:

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in E Flat Major Op. 20 No. 1

Allegro Moderato
Menuetto Allegretto
Afettuoso e sostenuto
Presto

Schumann String Quartet no. 3 in A Major

Andante espressivo Allegro molto moderato
Assai agitato
Adagio molto
Finale: Allegro molto vivace

Featuring:
Sheila Jaffé & Aaron Schwebel, violins
Keith Hamm, viola
Arnold Choi, cello

Despite the quartet’s relatively recent formation, its members have a longstanding history of mutual artistic collaboration. Even prior to Keith Hamm’s founding of their namesake festival in his hometown of Rosebud, Alberta, he, Aaron Schwebel, and Sheila Jaffé collaborated at Music By The Sea in Bamfield, British Columbia, broadened their musical horizons at The International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove in Cornwall UK, and performed at le Domaine Forget in Charlevoix Quebec.

Tickets: $25
Buy online: http://stereolive.brownpapertickets.com

Door opens 2: 30 pm; Performance begins 3:00 pm.

Look Both Ways: Life at Queen & University

Event Start Date:
March 1, 2017
Event End Date:
March 31, 2017
Event Venue:
Ballroom

Look Both Ways: Life at Queen and University, How will you begin to notice?

Photo copyright: Sam Javanrouh

Photograph by Sam Javanrouh

Co-curated by Emily Berg, India Burchell, and Jane Campbell

What do you see at the iconic intersection of Queen & University? This exhibit uncovers a vibrant past, and also brings a contemporary perspective through Sam Javanrouh’s new photographs and the curators’ consideration of public space theory and urban aesthetics. An interactive window station will encourage mindfulness and curiosity.

Exhibition runs March 1 – 31, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1PM – 4PM

This exhibition is part of the Myseum of Torontos Intersections Festival which runs from March 6-31.
Curators Emily, India, and Jane are Master of Museum Studies students at the University of Toronto — Faculty of Information. Look Both Ways is their final year exhibition project.

Myseum of TorontoFaculty of Information - University of Toronto

Dancock’s Dance

Event Start Date:
February 1, 2017
Event End Date:
February 5, 2017
Event Venue:
Campbell House

Photo of performers in the BallroomDancock’s Dance
a play by Guy Vanderhaeghe
(adapted by Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal, with original music by Paul Humphrey)

February 1- February 5th, 2017
Tickets: $30
Available online: http://dancocksdance.brownpapertickets.com 

DANCOCK’S DANCE is an exciting new piece of immersive theatre from the creative team behind 2016’s smash hit HOGTOWN: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE (which made the ‘must see’ and ‘top ten’ list for Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, NOW Magazine, among others).

World War One soldier John Carlyle Dancock returns from France shell-shocked and haunted by the sins of war. He is also judged unfit for society, and so is committed to an insane asylum, trapped by his own conscience and by the rigid rules of authority. In his struggle to survive, Dancock manages to find redemption and deliverance – and the possibility of love – when he connects with a fellow inmate, the mysterious Dorothea Gage. 

In this groundbreaking production of Guy Vanderhaeghe’s play, THE HOGTOWN COLLECTIVE re-imagines Dancock’s Dance with original music and dance. This immersive show takes place in Toronto’s historic Campbell House Museum, transforming it into the mystifying asylum. Audience members are once again invited to experience the play from room to room in the newly-converted asylum, brought to life with powerful performances and eye-popping set & lighting design. Dancock’s Dance will leave you breathless, thanks to the stark lyricism of Vanderhaegue’s poetry. It will also redefine the possibilities of what theatre can be, and what theatre can do.  Audiences will lose themselves in Dancock’s Dance, and discover an unforgettable evening.

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STEREO LIVE VIII

Event Start Date:
February 6, 2017
Event End Date:
February 6, 2017
Event Venue:
Ballroom

STEREO LIVE VIII – 21st century baroque improvisation

Featured Artists: Philip Fournier, Carissa Klopoushak, Felix Deak, Keith Hamm, and Edwin Huizinga

Stereo Live has been offering a unique, world-class chamber music experience for Toronto’s music lovers for the last three years. Edwin Huizinga and Keith Hamm bring internationally acclaimed artists to the doorsteps of the Campbell House Museum and other gorgeous spaces in Toronto to make music, and share their stories with the people.

This Stereo Live performance will feature five virtuoso baroque and contemporary players from all over Canada and the United States. These five will be exploring some very early baroque repertoire that has recently been rediscovered by the New York based early music ensemble ACRONYM, as well as sharing some of their improvisation skills, sharing unique skills and ideas that can only be accomplished through decades of experience and performance practice.  One thing all of these artists have in common is their international chamber music career and stone cold love for music.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Door opens at 7 pm; Performance begins at 8 pm

Tickets: $25

Available online: http://stereolive.brownpapertickets.com 

About the Artists:

Philip Fournier, native of Portland Maine, studied organ, piano, and music theory with Douglas Rafter from 1983-1988. He completed his undergraduate studies with James David Christie, working on the magnificent 1985 4-manual Taylor & Boody organ, at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Massachusetts. Mr. Fournier was the first Organ Scholar there, and was subsequently named a Fenwick Scholar, the highest academic honour given by the College. He continued organ studies with Russell Saunders, harpsichord with Arthur Haas, and continuo and performance practice with Paul O’Dette, at the Eastman School of Music, and completed a Masters in Organ Performance at Arizona State University, on the Paul Fritts instrument there, with Robert Clark, and harpsichord with John Metz. Mr. Fournier was Organist & Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland Maine, from 2000-2007, during which time he formed the Cathedral Schola Cantorum for the purpose of restoring the primacy of Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony to the Stational Masses of the Diocese of Portland. He regularly wrote a cappella settings for the Schola, as well as instrumental arrangements of the plainsong melodies.

As well as being a founding member of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble, baroque cellist and viola da gambist Felix Deak showcases his career as a freelance musician with orchestras and chamber ensembles, including Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Les Voix Humaines and Opera Atelier. Felix instructs orchestral classes and private students in and around Toronto. He can be heard on CBC Radio Two in performances, and has made recordings for various labels at home and abroad.

Carissa Klopoushak has made a name for herself as a curious, creative, and versatile violinist. She resides in Ottawa, where she is a proud member of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. A charismatic and engaging performer, her playing has been described as the complete package of sensitive musicianship and effortless technique. Laureate of the 2009 Eckhardt-Grammatté National Music Competition and and the 2012 Canada Council of the Arts Instrument Bank Competition, she has toured extensively across Canada, and spent three months touring with the Australian Chamber Orchestra for a series of concerts and recordings. Carissa holds a doctorate in violin performance from McGill University. She is an Artistic Director of the Ritornello Chamber Music Festival in her hometown, Saskatoon. www.carissaklopoushak.com

Canadian-born violinist Edwin Huizinga is quickly establishing a reputation as one of North America’s most versatile violinists. This year, his New York City based baroque band Acronym will be recording their fourth album, featuring previously unrecorded Valentini Sonatas from around the world.  This year Edwin will be performing with internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble Tafelmusik in Toronto’s Koerner Hall. Edwin will be playing with New York’s Classical superstar chamber orchestra, The Knights, on their European tour with legendary opera singer Dawn Upshaw.  This summer marks a decade of his performing as a member of the Carmel Bach Festival. Edwin is also Artistic Director of the Big Sur Land Trust’s music camp for kids, and a founding member of Classical Revolution.

A native of Rosebud, Alberta, violist Keith Hamm is a dynamic and exciting young presence on the Canadian music scene. When Keith was named Principal Violist of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, he became the youngest member of the ensemble and one of the youngest principals in North America. He is a winner of the Stratford Symphony’s Emerging Artists Competition and The Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition. Keith was recently featured on CBC Radio 2 as one of this year’s Next! artists. He received his training at The Glenn Gould School of Music under Steven Dann and at the Mount Royal Conservatory under Nicholas Pulos. He has shared the stage with Anssi Kartunnen, Ernst Kovacic, Richard Lester, and members of the Smithsonian Chamber Players. Keith has been invited to perform at the Ravinia Festival as guest violist with the Royal Conservatory’s ARC Ensemble; the SweetWater Music Festival in Owen Sound; and at Music By The Sea festival in Bamfield, BC.