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Ned Rorem Concert at Brooklyn Art Song Society

Art song grows in Brooklyn with an enchanting evening of Ned Rorem

by David Wright New York Classical Review

January 5, 2019

“What better instrument to convey this poet’s passion and fierce irony than the massive yet hyperarticulate bass-baritone of Dashon Burton? The appalled poet’s words amid the carnage came intensely to life in Rorem’s unsparing settings, as Burton’s powerful delivery of the text was matched by Michael Brofman’s bold performance of the challenging, volatile piano part.”

Belshazzar's Feast at Grant Park Music Festival

Grant Park Music Festival opens season with a powerful Walton punch

by Lawrence A. Johnson Chicago Classical Review

June 14, 2018

“This young American singer is the real thing–a bass-baritone with a rich, rounded voice, faultless diction and a natural, expressive style that had one hanging on every word. Burton’s dignified singing of his solo passages added a gravitas that Walton’s quirky confection can use, providing dramatic weight and confiding intimacy as needed.”

Schubert's 'Die Winterreise' with Diderot String Quartet

Diderot String Quartet’s odd rendition of Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’

The Washington Post

January 17, 2016

“Burton, blessed with a voice that glows from bottom to top, projected intimacy, even in the imposing space of the Great Choir. He seemed to delight in the text and did not hesitate to whisper in the moments of greatest intensity. He used his considerable power sparingly, but it was clear that there was a lot there.”