Please join us in a celebration of Matthew Sperry’s life and music
with the Bay Area’s creative music community:

June 9 & 10, 2007

Fifth Annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival

This year the festival features special guests drawn from Matthew’s personal circle of all-stars: Sean Meehan (NY) and Ellen Fullman (CA). These musicians who inspired Matthew and his music will perform over two nights, in both experimental gallery and intimate studio settings, in both solo sets and small ensembles, in a musical journey of remembrance and reunion. The festival tradition of commissioning new works for large ensemble continues with The Enormous Quartet, where a creative cloud of Bay Area musicians will perform in spontaneous combinations of four.

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Saturday June 9 | 8pm
21 Grand

416 25th Street at Broadway
Oakland
with special guest
Sean Meehan
solo and in trios with
Scott Rosenberg/John Shiurba and Bill Hsu/Gino Robair

and
The Enormous Quartet
(with many musicians!)
Admission is $6 – $600 sliding scale at the door

Sunday June 10 | 8pm
Casa Ninja
Address provided upon reservation
Berkeley
with special guest
Ellen Fullman
solo and in duos with
Sean Meehan, Gino Robair and Theresa Wong

Admission is $25 – $50

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Seating is extremely limited at Casa Ninja
Advance reservations are required for Sunday performance; click here to reserve.

Note: If you previously reserved a seat for the Casa Ninja performance, please RE-RESERVE. Due to an email delivery problem, your original reservation submission was lost. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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All proceeds from these benefit performances support the Matthew Sperry Memorial Fund.

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2007 at 11:55 pm

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Responses to “Fifth Annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival”

T. Motley

As a vivid, all-white cartoonologist, I was so very pleased to have attended this zany event. Seeing people gyrating on stage, raising their voices up, and making a big “to-do” about Matthew Sperry made me very joyful but kind of sad, too. I thought I was had, and had gone to some great holy-rollers’ party in the sky. Matthew, Mathew, Matt-hew… I don’t care how you spelt your name or if you thought you were on the right hand of God. iv briocleurs, indeed! I always felt a little responsible for you.

T. Motley

My $600 was well-spent.

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