The Westminster Concert Series offers cultural enrichment to the Salt Lake community in the form of live music performances, featuring musical styles past, present and future, performed by an extraordinary cadre of local professional musicians in the heart of the Sugar House cultural district.

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Hear & Now presents Xavier Muzik: World premiere & commissioning prize at Westminster 

November 20, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Vieve Gore Concert Hall

Westminster Concert Series is thrilled to announce the selection of Xavier Muzik as the 23-24 Hear & Now commissioned composer. Xavier writes about this commission, “The goal of my "Hear & Now" composition is to create a transformative and immersive experience for the audience. Through the combination of music, visuals, and symbolic narratives woven through my photography, I aim to evoke my state of mind at the time I took the photos: melancholic and pensive, but punctuated by moments of profound joy.” Hear the world premiere of Nocturnal Tidings for voice, violin, piano and percussion. 

The program also features music by Oswald Huỳnh, Julius Eastman and a world premiere for harp and electronics by Devin Maxwell. Dessert and wine reception to follow the concert.

This prize was funded in part by the Salt Lake Arts Council through the Racial, Equity, and Inclusion Grant made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Leslie Henrie, violin
  • Sunny Johnson, viola
  • Kimi Kawashima, piano
  • Hilary Koolhoven, soprano
  • Devin Maxwell, electronics
  • Emily Nelson, voice
  • Maria Phippen, harp
  • Lauren Posey, cello
  • Jackson Prestley, percussion



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