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Arts on the Hill: Golden Hour with David Wax Museum & Lowland Hum

Arts on the Hill: Golden Hour with David Wax Museum & Lowland Hum

Tuesday, November 28 • 5:30-6:30pm (doors open at 5pm) • Carr’s Hill • Drinks & Snacks •  FREE by Lottery


UVA Faculty, Staff, & Students: All UVA faculty, staff, and students can enter the lottery (one submission per person). 

Lottery: All UVA faculty, staff, and students are eligible to enter the lottery, with preference given to UVA students. The deadline to enter the lottery is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 22. Winners will be notified on Sunday, November 26 by 5:00pm.

Questions or Concerns: Email Emma Terry, Programs & Communication Director for UVA Arts, or Gracelyn Spates, Coordinator, Major Events.


WHAT IS GOLDEN HOUR?

Golden Hour is a 60-minute, immersive live music experience created in Charlottesville, Virginia, Golden Hour was founded by Suz Slezak & David Wax (of David Wax Museum), Lauren & Daniel Goans (of Lowland Hum). The founders have been honing this experience since 2017, and in 2020, NPR showcased the experience in a feature story: “These Charlottesville Musicians Want To Change The Way You Experience Live Music” 

During the hour-long event, the musicians move throughout the space among the attendees offering a dynamic, surround-sound experience.   What initially seems like a unique way to engage with musical entertainment soon becomes an opportunity for presence, mindful stillness, and participation in a deep listening experience that is simultaneously individual and communal. 

By removing visual stimulation Golden Hour provides calming and centering effects.  Many past attendees have shared that Golden Hour is an experience that is restful, meditative, emotional, and healing. 

“As someone who’d gone to thousands of concerts over my lifetime, Golden Hour was a revelation for me. It brought me back to my first show, the feeling of anticipation, surprise, and joy. It was like being reminded of why I fell in love with music in the first place.  These musicians have crafted something special, one that will show how much we’ve taken the live music experience for granted, and how to recapture that magic again.” - Stephen Kallao, host of NPR’s World Cafe


Arts on the Hill is a recurring event on Carr's Hill featuring artists and scholars from our faculty and student body, as well as visiting artists and scholars from around the globe. President Jim Ryan hosts guests each month during the academic year for performances and discussions around the Arts at UVA with FREE drinks and snacks to boot!! Arts on the Hill is an ongoing collaboration between UVA Arts, the Office of the President & the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

FEELING LUCKY?

Arts on the Hill will be held at Carr's Hill, home of President and Mrs. Ryan, on Tuesday, November 28 from 5:30 - 6:30pm (doors will open at 5:00pm).  All UVA faculty, staff, and students are eligible to enter the lottery, one submission per person. The deadline to enter the lottery is 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 22. Winners will be notified on Sunday, November 26 by 5:00pm.

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Arts on the Hill: Golden Hour with David Wax Museum & Lowland Hum

November 28, 2023 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

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The President's House

Carr's Hill is home to the President of the University of Virginia.  Construction finished in 1909, during the first president's tenure.  Every University president has lived in the home.  The house was specifically designed to mimic the functionality of the Pavilions on the Lawn; the first floor is public-private space used by the President to host meetings and events with students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the University, as well as visiting dignitaries from around the Commonwealth and across the globe.  As in the Pavilions, the President lives on the upper floors of the house.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, Carr's Hill, designed by McKim, Mead & White, is an interesting study in architecture that reinterprets Jeffersonian classicism.  The home sits on a rise bearing the same name, overlooking the University, and is nestled amongst beautiful gardens and historic outbuildings that pre-date the construction of the main house.  The history of Carr's Hill and the buildings on it are long and full of many colorful stories.