Tickets are $11 per participant | One free chaperone per 8 students
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:15AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:15AM
Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected, and the power to destroy when it is misused. During her time with the Kayapo people in the Amazon, she documented a society who found their way of life threatened by a massive new dam and in British Columbia, she witnessed First Nations fighting to protect their sacred headwaters. She met Inuit peoples racing to adapt to a rapidly changing world, and indigenous Hawaiians seeking to reclaim their connection to the sea.
She learned that one concept bound these disparate communities together: “Enoughness,” or taking only that which you need. Join Mittermeier as she shares her stunning photography and powerful stories of people living on the razor’s edge between the industrialized world, and the pockets of wilderness still left.
“Conservation is a puzzle, where many pieces have to fit together to make things work. For me, the choice of being a photographer is to become a piece of the puzzle.” - Cristina Mittermeier
Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
Human Interconnectedness to the Natural World, Human Rights, How Geography Shapes Culture, Environmental Chemistry, Ecosystems, The Ripple Effect (Human Impact), Waste in our World, Freshwater and Saltwater Systems, Global Citizenship, Cultural Diversity, Globalization
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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