PGLRG

PGLRG performing at the final berkeley arts show (2016)   photo by lenny gonzalez 

HISTORY

When Matthew Sperry was taken from us in 2005, I organized a large ensemble that performed at the first annual Sperry Festival, dedicated to the memory of our dear friend who died in a tragic bicycle accident. Years have passed and the group has played at subsequent MS festivals and other bay area performance spaces, concert series and community events. Since its inception, I have called up on OrcheSperry to realize these compositions. I am honored that a committed group of outstanding performers have remained motivated to show up and breathe life into this aspect of my work. Since the group has always been a changing roster of players, and no particular fixture has remained other than myself, it didn't seem selfish to carry on thinking of whatever new version of the group was under my creative supervision, since I have remained the principle organizer for over a decade.

SAINT PETERSBURG FOR PG LRG - premiered at Center for New Music November 2019

EL PUEBLO DE NUESTRA SENORA LA REINA DE LOS ANGELES DEL RIO PORCIUNCULA for PGLRG     MAP SCORE in six parts

PART ONE - ENSEMBLE - LAND GRAB

PART TWO - PERCUSSION - TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

PART THREE - WINDS - LANDMARKS

PART FOUR - ELECTRONICS - WATER SYSTEMS

PART FIVE - STRINGS - AIR QUALITY

PART SIX - VOICES - HISTORIES

photos from the premiere in celebration of PG's 61st birthday @the uptown oakland by lenny gonzalez

danishta rivero-castro, claudia la rocco

sarah cargil, kevin corcoran, tom djll

gabby fluke-mogul, tom djll, matt ingalls,

karen stackpole, mika persdotter, mark clifford

david boyce, thomas dimuzio 

suki o'kane, kim nucci, sarah cargill

matt ingalls, karen stackpole, mika persdotter

tim perkis, john shiurba, evelyn davis

kim nucci, aurora josephson, tom djll, gabby fluke-mogul 

karen stackpole, mark clifford, sheldon brown

mark clifford, john shiurba

evelyn davis, lisa mezzacappa

gabby fluke-mogul, kim nucci, thomas dimuzio, sarah cargill 

tom djll, mika persdotter, matt ingalls, kevin corcoran  sheldon brown, karen stackpole, john shiurba, mark clifford

tom djll, mika persdotter, matt ingalls, cory wright

jacob felix heule, crystal pascucci, sheldon brown,

karen stackpole, john shiurba, mark clifford, tim perkis

grateful like lilies for all who came and played so beautifully, 

to all of those who listened - and to robbin and the crew @the uptown