An Inspector Calls, And Bella Sang With Us & VSO Pops: Ellis Hall – Soul Unlimited
An Inspector Calls, And Bella Sang With Us & VSO Pops: Ellis Hall – Soul Unlimited

Happy New Year! We hope you’re well rested, well fed and ready to take on whatever 2017 has to offer.  This week we’re celebrating the new year with a mystery, a look at Vancouver’s history, and music from some of Motown’s greats.

1An Inspector Calls

Forget the Crawley family, meet the Birlings. Director William B. Davis, best known for his role as the Cigarette Smoking Man on The X-files, directs J.B. Priestley’s mystery, An Inspector Calls (until Jan 7). A blend of mystery, social commentary, and intrigue, deeply guarded family secrets are revealed as Inspector Goole probes the death of a young girl in one of family’s factories.

2And Bella Sang With Us

And Bella Sang With. Photo by Emily Cooper.

A hit at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival, And Bella Sang With Us (Jan 4-14) celebrates two of Canada’s unsung pioneers: Constables Lurancy Harris and Minnie Miller, Vancouver’s first female police officers.

3VSO Pops: Ellis Hall – Soul Unlimited

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra celebrates the New Year with vocalist and pianist, Ellis Hall (Jan 6 & 7). With Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell leading, the concert features music by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Earth Wind and Fire, Otis Redding, and of course, Ray Charles.