Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
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Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00pm
Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00pm
“I don't believe in setting boundaries or firm expectations—those are just limitations. That's why I find both underwater cave exploration and interdisciplinary research so engaging. You never know what you're going to discover until you get there. You never know what the answer—if there is one—may turn out to be." –Kenny Broad
We are all fascinated and drawn to water – to its mysteries, its hidden worlds, its marine life. Kenny Broad has been exploring the unexplored for decades, and in 2011, was named National Geographic Explorer of the Year, for his documentation of the Blue Holes in the Bahamas. Never shying away from extreme physical conditions or tough issues, Broad has been making links between the underwater world and our societal and environmental challenges above ground, telling remarkable stories that leave us all awestruck. Broad returns to Calgary, with more entertaining stories of his triumphs, his tragedies, and his just plain weird experiences while watching science evolve to further our knowledge of the world, both underwater and above.
Part of the National Geographic Live series.
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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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