Lake Cottage Duo teams up for performances at WLC and Milwaukee Art Museum

Date Posted: August 19, 2009

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MILWAUKEE – Lake Cottage Duo, oboist Sheri Mattson and pianist Juanita Becker, will perform in the Schwan Concert Hall at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. A second performance will take place in Windhover Hall at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Sunday, September 20 at noon.

Lake Cottage Duo's 2009 recital program includes the "Sonata" for oboe and piano by Francis Poulenc (1962), "Three Bagatelles" for oboe and harpsichord (or piano) by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy (1972). "Sonatina" for oboe and harpsichord (or piano) by Gordon Jacob (1962), "Ballade" for oboe and piano by Hendrik Andriessen (1952), and Warren Gooch's "Soliloquy" for oboe and piano, which was composed for Sheri Mattson in 2001. 

To more fully explore the connections between the music, the audience, and the community we live and perform in, both performances will include discussion of several artworks in the MAM collections, which bear some aesthetic or personal connection to the music performed in this recital. 

Lake Cottage Duo specializes in classical art music composed for the unique sound of oboe with piano, and dating from the 17th century to the present day. The Duo has performed together for over 10 years. Currently, Mattson is on the music faculty at the University of Central Missouri, where she is frequently heard in performance. In addition, she is a member of the Lee Summit Symphony and also performs regularly with the Missouri based oboe trio "Mo-boes." Becker serves on the music faculty at Wisconsin Lutheran College and specializes in chamber music performance. Her research and performance interests include music by Dutch composers, music by women composers, and music composed by her contemporaries.

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