Westwood Wind Quintet

Peter Christ, Oboe John Barcellone, Flute Patricia Nelson, Bassoon William Helmers, Clarinet John Cox, Horn The Westwood Wind Quintet (of Los Angeles) was founded in 1959 and has performed and recorded actively for 55 years, during which time it has given over 2000 concerts and recorded more than 20 albums. In the mid-1980s, Daniel Carriaga, music critic with the Los Angeles Times, wrote "An Accumulation of instrumental polish and important repertoire over a long period has resulted in a treasurable sense of ensemble and musical solidity." Upon hearing the Quintet in a concert, Robert Shaw, former music director of the Atlanta Symphony, wrote “One listens to this ensemble as one listens to the finest of string quartets. It is a complete and completely satisfying musical experience.”