Brian Skerry: Secrets of the Whale Student Event

Mon May 16, 2022 - 10:15 AM
Brian Skerry: Secrets of the Whale Student Event

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live  
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Monday, May 16, 2022
10:15 a.m.

Brian Skerry: Secrets of the Whales
Student Event

Celebrated National Geographic Explorer and photographer Brian Skerry has spent nearly forty years exploring and documenting Earth’s oceans. For his latest project, he turns his lens to one of the world’s most beloved animals—whales! Students will dive into the lives and culture of these ocean mammals. Discover the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures among different species of whales and learn what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.

Themes: ecosystems, ocean, STEAM, exploration

Suggested Grades: 3-12

Tickets are: $13/student. A chaperone comp is given for every 8 tickets booked.

 

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

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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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