Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
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Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7:00pm
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
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 that relied on their local waterway to survive—and found their way of life threatened by a massive new dam. In British Columbia, she found First Nations fighting to protect their sacred headwaters, in the far North, Inuit peoples adapting to a rapidly changing world, and in Hawaii, a new community of indigenous peoples 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 Meittermeier 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.
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Ideal for: Concerts & performances, large town hall meetings, graduation ceremonies,
and exclusive dinners on stage
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating, 240 – Dinner on the stage, 200 – Cocktail reception
Stage: Stage measures 63' wide by 48' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: A state of the art sound and lighting system, private lobby with many customizable features, event planning support
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.
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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