Social By Nature with Wildlife Photographer Ronan Donovan

Mon November 5, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Social By Nature with Wildlife Photographer Ronan Donovan

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Social by Nature with Wildlife Photographer Ronan Donovan

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:00pm
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
*Please be on time. For the respect of the speakers and other patrons, latecomers will only be seated at an appropriate break in the performance.

Charismatic, beautiful, and often strikingly like ourselves, social mammals build relationships, communicate, reproduce, establish territories, and adapt to shrinking resources. From Yellowstone to Uganda, biologist turned photographer Ronan Donovan has captured images and studied the lives of social mammals, their relationship to their ecosystem, and how we can save them.

Join Donovan as he takes you into the lives of wolves, chimpanzees, gorillas, and bears to discover our fellow social mammals and what we can learn from them.

Part of the National geographic Live series presented by Arts Commons.

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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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