Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live
Zoltan Takacs: Deadliest Lifesavers
Zoltan: Monday, January 27, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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 presentation.
Biomedical scientist Zoltan Takacs collects and researches the deadliest snake, scorpion, and jellyfish venoms for medical innovation - venoms that target vital life functions, and thus, could be the blueprint of novel medications. An aircraft pilot and scuba diver, he’s traveled to 155 countries and survived charging elephants, pirated waters, and deadly snake bites.
-Change in Plants and Animals
-Chemistry & Chemical Reactions
-Genes & DNA
Part of the National Geographic Live series presented by Arts Commons.
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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