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The Toronto Summer Music Festival’s triple-header yesterday was more than the  three members of the Bedford Trio in an Academy Concert and three members of the Dover Quartet in the evening program; it was the triple billing of two stunning performances plus  an equally impressive open rehearsal. Charles Richard-Hamelin was the headliner with a sold-out performance at U of T’s Walter Hall last night. Nevertheless, the humble superstar shared the day with two ensembles. A noon-hour concert at Heliconian Hall by the Bedford Trio and an open rehearsal of Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 took place before the main event, a wonderful concert that featured Joel LinkMilena Pajaro-van de Stadt and Camden Shaw of the famed Dover Quartet along with Richard-Hamelin.

Charles Richard-Hamelin
​Photo credit: James Ireland

A triple-header of virtuosity at Toronto Summer Music Festival​

​​by David Richards
oronto ON July 21st 2019