Until February 2018, North Wind Concerts was known as Baroque Music Beside the Grange. BMBG ran an eclectic, well-attended annual subscription series of concerts from 1984 to 2006 at the Church of St. George the Martyr in downtown Toronto. Our performers were mostly local professional musicians, with occasional guests; we were supported by municipal and provincial levels of government, occasionally by the Italian Cultural Institute, Government of Spain, Goethe Institute and others, and had a strong base of private supporters for whom we were thoroughly grateful!
Between 2006 and 2017 BMBG presented occasional concerts featuring local and guest musicians, dancers and speakers, independently or in collaboration with other organizations such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Early Music Centre and others. Recent events included a sold-out solo recital and master class by internationally renowned baroque flutist Barthold Kuijken (February 2017), and a recital featuring Spanish harpsichordist Luisa Morales and traditional dancer Cristóbal Salvador (November 2014). Morales and Salvador also gave further concerts, lectures and master classes at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, arranged by BMBG. We also assisted other presenters and independent artists with concert promotion and publicity.
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‘Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.’ Maya Angelou