Joel Sartore: Building the Photo Ark Student Event

Mon February 7, 2022 - 10:15 AM
Joel Sartore: Building the Photo Ark Student Event

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Monday, February 7, 2022
10:15 a.m.

Joel Sartore: Building the Photo Ark
Student Event

Join world-renowned National Geographic photographer and Explorer Joel Sartore to hear about his quest to photograph every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. He’ll share some of his most popular images and talk about the ways that we can work together to protect species at risk of extinction. 

Themes: Conservation, wildlife, habitats, geography, photography 

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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