Toronto-based North Wind Concerts is a charitable association created to celebrate and encourage the enjoyment of chamber music of many kinds, with a soft focus on music for wind instruments. We present performances and educational events for the general public, and also for school and health care facilities, bringing music to those whose circumstances reduce their access to live music of this kind.
Founded by Artistic Directors Alison Melville and Colin Savage, North Wind Concerts presents an eclectic variety of musical events, often but not exclusively on period instruments. We also seek to explore music from diverse traditions, collaborating with colleagues from around the world who are now based in Toronto, as well as musicians from Canada’s First Nations.
Our programming also seeks to combine the traditional and the unfamiliar in creative ways, and to develop connections between musicians of differing ages, levels of musical experience, and backgrounds, offering opportunities for growth and collaboration within the artistic community.
North Wind Concerts was formerly known as Baroque Music Beside the Grange, which presented an eclectic annual subscription series of concerts for over twenty-two years. Our change of name took effect in February 2018.