26 Nov – 4 Dec 2016
Opera Otago Performs
'A Christmas Carol'
Directed by Christine Douglas, artistic direction by Judy Bellingham, choreography by Shona Bennett, conducted by Timothy Carpenter at Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin. Cast of over 80 includes James Adams as Scrooge, Ben Madden as Bob Cratchit, Lois Johnston, Ingrid Fomison-Nurse and Nathaniel Otley as the ghosts of Christchurch Future, Present and Past, and Alex Lee as Marley's Ghost.
16 Dec 2015
The New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Award
Received a New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Award for 2016 from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage towards the completion of a book on the history of composition in New Zealand.
9 Sep 2015
Philip Norman honoured with Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Invested as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM), 'for services to music and music theatre', at Government House Wellington, 9 September 2015 10am session by Lieutenant General His Excellency Sir Jerry Mateperae. 'For services to music and music theatre'. Invited to an investiture dinner at Government House 10 September hosted by Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Mateparae.
Photo: with family at CNZM Investiture:
Janice Wilson (sister-in-law), Richard Norman (brother), Alison Budge (wife) and children Marcus, Isla and Caroline. (Absent: oldest son Oliver, working in Scotland)
15 Oct 2015
'Lilburn at 100' with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Lilburn at 100, narrating and conducting the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in an illustrated address celebrating Douglas Lilburn's centenary year. Feedback to CSO from a concertgoer: "We loved every bit of the dialogue and felt the event was an absolute stand out in terms of what the CSO has offered this season."
15 Nov 2015
'Pro Patria' premieres at WWI Commemoration Concert
Pro Patria, a cycle of eight WWI poems composed for choir and brass band premiered at the WWI Commemoration Concert, Wigram Airforce Museum of New Zealand by the Christchurch City Choir (musical director Andrew Withington) and Addington Brass (bandmaster Dave Fui) conducted by Andrew Withington. Pro Patria was commisioned for this performance by the Christchurch City Choir with funding from the World War 100 Fund of the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.
Photo: Philip with conductor Andrew Withington at Wigram Airforce Museum
12 Jul 2015
Philip conducts Resonance Ensemble at Christchurch Kidsfest
Philip conducted Resonance Ensemble in a programme for Christchurch Kidsfest. Premiered Perky the Pukeko a musical setting by Cathy Irons of Michelle Osmont's story, as well as Animals of the Orchestra, an arrangement for orchestra of selected movements from Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals.
11 Jul 2015
Philip conducts Dame Malvina Major Foundation 'Share the Dream' gala concert
Conducted the combined Resonance Ensemble and Christchurch Youth Orchestra at The Isaac Theatre Royal in a gala concert for the Dame Malvina Major Foundation; included conducting soloist Bryony Gibson-Cornish in a performance of When Gravity Fails mini concerto.
27 May 2015
APO performs Philip's orchestrations of Lilburn's 'Four Songs'
Auckland Philharmonia performs Philip's orchestrations of Four Songs by Douglas Lilburn for performance by the APO and members of the NZ Opera Emerging Artists Programme at the Auckland Town Hall, conducted Kenneth Young. A Lilburn 100 event.
26 Mar 2015
'Lilburn 100' illustrated talk with Resonance Ensemble
Conducted the Resonance Ensemble, in a concert of New Zealand music, presented chronologically and with spoken introduction. A Lilburn 100 event.
15 – 18 Jan 2015
Keynote speaker at 2015 IRMTNZ national conference
Philip presents as keynote speaker Institute of Registered Music Teachers New Zealand national conference, Wellington, presentations on Lilburn’s life, Lilburn’s music, and compering workshops with young performers on his music. A Lilburn 100 event.
20 Oct 2014
Philip inducts Lilburn into NZ Music Hall of Fame
Speech inducting Douglas Lilburn into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame 30 October 2014, Wellington, at APRA Silver Scroll Awards and live streamed.