Orangutan Foundation Canada
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Curious Orange? with Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas
Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall (205 – 8 Avenue SE)
Join us for an unforgettable experience with the Canadian primatologist Dr. Galdikas, the world’s foremost authority on Orangutans.
Of her friend and colleague, Dr. Jane Goodall has written, “A remarkable woman! Biruté, one of the most important primatologists working in the field, has been studying, conserving and protecting orangutans and tropical rain forest in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) for the past [four] decades. Against great odds, Biruté has persevered and done more to protect orangutans from the threat of extinction in the wilds of Borneo than has any other single person. Her pioneering work has caught the attention of the whole world. She has painstakingly documented orangutan behavior and ecology previously unknown to science and provided a long-term scientific record of an endangered species, orangutans that will probably never again be equaled. Louis [Leakey] would be very proud of what Biruté has accomplished."
Curious Orange? is a live presentation by Dr. Galdikas that features award-winning IMAX® footage from Born to be Wild. Dr. Galdikas is one of the famous “Leakey’s Angels,” a name given to three extraordinary women; Biruté Galdikas, Jane Goodall, and the late Dian Fossey.
Dr. Galdikas will transport you to the lush rainforests of Borneo to discover the endangered orangutans of Borneo. She’ll share personal stories from her four decades in the jungle studying and working closely with orangutans. You’ll begin to understand the remarkable bond between humans and the endangered orangutan, gentlest of all the great apes. She’ll speak of love, dedication, and her hope for the survival of the species.
For additional information visit www.calgaryorangutans.com
Orangutan Foundation Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of:
Ensign Energy Services Inc.
Access Pass Sponsor:
ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp.
Talisman Energy Inc.
Creative Agency Sponsor:
KARO Group Inc.
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Capacity: up to 1797
Ideal for: Concerts; Performances; Film Premieres; Large Meetings; Convocations
EPCOR CENTRE's Jack Singer Concert Hall is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and EPCOR CENTRE's BD&P World Music Series, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Through rentals to outside promoters and the community, the Jack Singer hosts a wide variety of performances year-round.
Special features incorporated into the hall design allow it to host a spectrum of entertainment, with a stage measuring up to 86' wide and nearly 38' deep. Suspended high above the stage is an 185,000-pound (90-ton) laminated sprucewood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
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.
In August 2004, the Jack Singer Concert Hall was upgraded with a new million dollar sound system, including a state-of-the-art hearing assistance system. The main level of the concert hall is fully wheelchair accessible with flexible seating options.