Oboist Visits Shepherd of the Bay on April 14

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church presents oboist Stuart Sutter in an evening concert April 14 at 7 pm. Sutter will be joined by pianist Judith Jackson as well as violinist Janet Sutter, violist Lolly Lebovic, cellist Catherine Smith, and bassoonist Susan McCardell. The program will include works by Eugène Bozza, Francis Poulenc, Gilles Silvestrini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Eugene Goossens.

Sutter is a native of Appleton, where he began studying the oboe through the Lawrence Arts Academy. He currently sits as second oboe with the St. Cloud Symphony, as well as subbing with various orchestras in the Midwest including the Quad City Symphony and Fox Valley Symphony. He is also an avid teacher and reed maker in and around the Twin Cities, as well as the head music librarian for Minnesota Youth Symphonies.

Sutter holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in oboe performance from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and University of Minnesota – Twin Cities respectively. Aside from playing the oboe, he enjoys exercise, cooking and reading.

The concert is offered free to the public and a reception follows the performance. A freewill offering will be accepted to support Shepherd of the Bay musical programs. Shepherd of the Bay is located at 11836 Hwy 42 at the top of the hill in Ellison Bay. For more information, call 920.854.2988 or visit


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