1 Sep 2020

Old guard vs avant-garde in The Pleasure Garden

From Upbeat, 12:29 pm on 1 September 2020
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Composer Philip Norman

Composer Philip Norman Photo: Gareth Watkins/Wallace Arts Trust/Lilburn Trust

Christchurch composer Philip Norman conducts the Jubilate Singers this weekend in performances of The Pleasure Garden. It's an operetta written with A. K. Grant that recounts the intriguing story from the middle of last century of a painting by Frances Hodgkins, and how it came to be displayed in the Christchurch Art Gallery.

Philip Norman talks with Nick Tipping about this tale of Canterbury art factions.