November 2023 Arts and Letters Report

By Gwen Smith, Arts and Letters Convenor

As all musical and stage theatres and concerts are back in full swing I hope you will be taking advantage of the many opportunities in Metro Vancouver.

One exciting item to report is Bramwell Tovey’s  opera “The Inventor”, a digital album release. Bramwell Tovey is a former conductor of the VSO. The opera was recorded at the Orpheum in 2012. It is available now streaming on Spotify and will soon be released in hard copy.

The Vancouver Art Gallery features art works produced in this region. At this time there is a special showing of Emily Carr,”A Room of her Own”, plus many other artists and exhibits. You can view the galleries and then have lunch in the gallery cafe.

Broadway shows are back with a wide variety of offerings. “Hadestown” is playing from November 7 to 12. Elf the Musical is playing from November 2 to December 31, and is a great Christmas show for the family.

The Arts Club, Metro Theatre and Richmond Gatewayare all offering a variety of plays. You can keep abreast of all concerts, plays and performers online or in the newspapers on Thursdays.

Go out and enjoy all the area has to offer!