Jack Singer Concert Hall
Due to high demand, if you are unable to purchase tickets to this event, please consider seeing The Lens of Adventure with Bryan Smith.
"Experts say that half the world’s plant and animal species are now threatened with extinction. My job is to get you to look at them in a new way." — Joel Sartore
He’s suffered infection from a flesh-eating parasite, been charged by a mother grizzly bear and has been quarantined by the Centre of Disease Control due to a Marburg virus scare from getting a just a little too acquainted with bat guano. National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore literally stops at nothing to get the story.
Sartore takes the audience on assignment as he shares harrowing stories from his travels around the globe and his award-winning photographs of both fierce and gentle wildlife and some of our planet’s endangered species.
STUDENT PROGRAMS are available for school groups.
Part of the National Geographic Live speaker series.
Capacity: up to 1797
Ideal for: Concerts; Performances; Film Premieres; Large Meetings; Convocations
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the BD&P World Music Series, and the TD Jazz Series, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Through rentals to outside promoters and the community, the Jack Singer hosts a wide variety of performances year-round.
Special features incorporated into the hall design allow it to host a spectrum of entertainment, with a stage measuring up to 86' wide and nearly 38' deep. Suspended high above the stage is an 185,000-pound (90-ton) laminated sprucewood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
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.
In August 2004, the Jack Singer Concert Hall was upgraded with a new million dollar sound system, including a state-of-the-art hearing assistance system. The main level of the concert hall is fully wheelchair accessible with flexible seating options.
Arts Commons gratefully acknowledges the support of