Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
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Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:00pm
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00pm
“You can never stop looking. Just because something has been studied for years doesn't mean that it can't still tell us new things." – Lee Berger
It is no exaggeration to say that paleoanthropologist Lee Berger’s 2013 discovery of Homo naledi signaled a profound shift in our understanding of human evolution. In a secret chamber of the remote Rising Star cave system near Johannesburg, South Africa, a massive collection of bones was discovered by recreational cavers. Berger rapidly assembled a team of “underground astronauts” with caving experience, scientific backgrounds, and the kind of physique that could fit in a chute averaging 7.9 inches in width. What they found suggested something unprecedented—ritual burial, a practice long thought to be unique to Homo sapiens. And that was just the beginning.
Hear Lee Berger’s remarkable story of discovering this missing link in the story of human evolution.
Part of the National Geographic Live series.
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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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