National Geographic Live



Behind Every Adventure is An Incredible Story.

The Houston Symphony is thrilled to bring you National Geographic Live, an exciting speaker series on Tuesday evenings at Jones Hall. Each incredible program features compelling, lavishly-illustrated presentations on some of the world’s most remote locations and perilous journeys. These Nat Geo photographers, climbers and engineers are documenting and helping to preserve our world’s natural beauty, while expanding the frontiers of human knowledge and achievement. So join us as they bring their incredible stories to you this season.

Each program is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission, along with a 15-minute Q&A session.

Note: The Houston Symphony will not be performing during these events.


CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS
Welcome back to a season of amazing adventure. Renew your subscription today by accessing your account. You can also call our Patron Services Center at (713) 224-7575, Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

 

NEW SUBSCRIBERS
We're excited to have you join us as a subscriber this season. Please feel free to contact our Patron Services Center at (713) 224-7575, Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

 

1 | OCEAN SOUL

 

OCTOBER 17, 2017
Brian Skerry
, photojournalist

Brian Skerry celebrates the sea and its creatures in magnificent images collected during more than 10,000 hours underwater spanning 30 years, including a magical but risky experience photographing an enormous right whale. Since 1998, Skerry has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine, covering a wide range of assignments. 

2 | BEAUTY AND THE BIZARRE

 

JANUARY 23, 2018
Anand Varma
, photographer

When Anand Varma takes a photograph of a parasitic wasp consuming a caterpillar from the inside, he doesn’t want to you to be disgusted. He wants you to be astonished. After all, he’s devoted years of his life to perfecting his techniques to create dramatic, bizarre—and beautiful—images of the miniature world around us. In these truly unique images, he reveals the secret life cycle of the honeybee, captures the lightning-fast behaviors of hummingbirds and offers a rare glimpse at our world’s small wonders.

3 | SPINOSAURUS: LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS

 

APRIL 3, 2018
Nizar Ibrahim
, paleontologist

Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered—larger than T. rex—and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being brought back to light with the help of a remarkable young paleontologist. With amazing video, Ibrahim tells the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss and rediscovery, and explain what—other than its size—makes this ancient monster unique.

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