Arts Commons Presents
Jack Singer Concert Hall
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Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00pm
“I am constantly staggered and inspired by nature both in its design and its beauty; it's led to a life-long obsession to understand, document, and save it.”—Charlie Hamilton James
Charlie Hamilton James has most recently been living in Yellowstone, America’s original wildlife park, in preparation for the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service. For a National Geographic story, he has gone beyond the park’s boundaries, investigating the larger ecosystem that Yellowstone supports. But for more than two decades prior, James was shooting in Peru’s Manú National Park—one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. In an attempt to save it, he made a spur-of-the-moment decision to buy 100 acres of the rainforest as his contribution to the conservation effort.
Discover what it’s like to live in—not just visit—two of the world’s great wildlife parks through the eyes of this critically acclaimed photojournalist.
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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