Wild Seas, Secret Shores with Photographer Thomas Peschak

Mon March 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM
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

*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.

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

A Founding Member of the Manta Trust, a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and the former Director of Conservation of the Save Our Seas Foundation, Peschak has dedicated his career to documenting the beauty and fragility of the world’s oceans, islands, and coasts. He is a twelve-time winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, has published several books, and gave a TED Talk on seascapes and hidden ecosystems in 2015.

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 Stage, 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 to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to 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 full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.

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