North Wind Concerts is a Toronto-based charitable association created to celebrate and encourage the enjoyment of chamber music of many kinds, and 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.

Please see our ‘upcoming’ page for information and updates on our future activities. If you’d like to receive e-mail notices about upcoming events, write to us at northwindconcerts@gmail.com and ask us to add your e-address. We do not trade, sell or share our e-mailing list.

North Wind Concerts is a registered charitable organization (Reg. No. 88993 1044 RR001). Donations in support of our activities are gratefully received and receipted.

You can also donate via Canada Helps: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/baroque-music-beside-the-grange/

All the header photographs on this site were taken in Massasauga Provincial Park, Ontario, by Colin Savage.

‘Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.’ Confucius