Tickets are $11 per participant | One free chaperone per 8 students
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:15AM
Respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel, Mireya Mayor’s adventures have taken her to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. She’s survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas, and chased by elephants ⎯ and keeps going back for more.
Mireya Mayor has been hailed as the “female Indiana Jones,” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. Join us as she share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures with all of the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.
“We’re still discovering lemur species on an almost monthly basis. To think of these amazing animals going extinct before we even have a chance to see them is a very likely and grim possibility.” – Mireya Mayor
Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
Trees and Forests, Global Citizenship, Animal Life Cycles, Human Interconnectedness with the World, Cultural and Geographic Diversity, Globalization, Needs of Plants and Animals, Biological Diversity, Aboriginal Perspectives, Bridging Cultures, Environmental Sustainability, Evidence and Investigation, How Geography Shapes Communities & Culture
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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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