Wild Seas, Secret Shores with photographer Thomas Peschak

Sun March 10 - Mon March 11, 2019
Wild Seas, Secret Shores with photographer Thomas Peschak

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Wild Seas, Secret Shores with photographer Thomas Peschak

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7:00pm
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall

Dive beneath the waves and come face to face with hammerhead sharks, bottlenose dolphins, and black-footed penguins as marine biologist and photographer Thomas Peschak brings you up close and personal with both the charming and daunting animals found in the world’s oceans.

Peschak shares his passion for conservation and environmental action through award-winning photography and powerful stories of his work in the field. When not travelling the world on assignments, he calls Cape Town in South Africa home, and has published five books: Currents of Contrast, Great White Shark, Wild Seas Secret Shores, Lost World, and Sharks and People.

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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