Music

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

Golden Hour is a 60-minute, immersive live music experience, founded by Suz Slezak & David Wax (of David Wax Museum), Lauren & Daniel Goans (of Low Land 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.