Lake Cottage Duo to perform twice in the Milwaukee area

Local music professor to perform faculty recital at Wisconsin Lutheran College and the Milwaukee Art Museum

Date Posted: September 17, 2008

Milwaukee – Lake Cottage Duo, oboist Sheri Mattson and pianist Juanita Becker, will perform in the Schwan Concert Hall at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Wednesday October 15 at 7:30 p.m. and in Windhover Hall at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Thursday October 16 at 12:30 p.m.

Lake Cottage Duo specializes in classical art music, dating from the 17th century to the present day, composed for the unique sound of oboe with piano. The Duo met and formed as doctoral students at Florida State University and has performed together for more than 10 years. Currently, Mattson is on the music faculty at the University of Central Missouri. She performs with the Lee Summit Symphony, and with "Mo-boes," an oboe trio from Missouri. Becker serves on the music faculty at Wisconsin Lutheran College, and performs throughout the Midwest, most recently with "Strings on the Bay" a summer concert series in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 

Lake Cottage Duo’s 2008 recital program includes Three Piece Suite for oboe and piano by the British composer Madeleine Dring, Sonata in D Major (1928) for oboe and piano by the Dutch composer Julius Röntgen, Pastorale (1940) for oboe and piano by Alexander Voormolen, also a Dutch composer, and Sonata in f (1840) for English Horn and piano by the Italian composer and oboist Carlo Yvon.

Both performances are free and open to the public. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Windhover Hall is located at the Milwaukee Art Museum at 700 N. Art Museum Drive. For more information call Juanita Becker at (414) 443-8972 or e-mail

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a Christian liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.