Fresno Pacific University series continues with woodwind quartet

Music for woodwinds will be the theme of the fourth Fresno Pacific University Artist Series concert.

The Winds of the San Joaquin will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, January 17, in the McDonald Hall Atrium on the university campus. Since its founding in 1998, the ensemble has performed in traditional concert venues as well as at civic functions and events for groups such as Habitat for Humanity and Global Action.

The quintet comprises Bill Knezovich, bassoon; Ginny Oustad, clarinet; Pamela Ellzey, flute; Jennie Blomster, horn; and Rachel Aldrich, oboe. Aldrich, Blomster and Knezovich are adjunct faculty at FPU, and Oustad is past adjunct faculty.

The program includes “Quintet, Op. 79” by August Klughardt, “Variations sur un theme libre, Op. 42” by Eugene Bozza, “Kvintet, Op. 434” by Carl Nielsen and “Three Shanties” by Malcolm Arnold.

Admission is free. For more information call the FPU Music Office at 453-2267.

The artist series concludes its first year with a performance by the guitar duo Delgado and Nance Atrium at 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Atrium.