Dashon Burton, bass-baritone. Photo by Tatiana Daubek.
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone. Photo by Tatiana Daubek. download

Dashon Burton summer wrap up, fall preview

Dashon Burton with Asmik Grigorian (Salomé) and Romeo Castellucci (director)
Dashon Burton with Asmik Grigorian (Salomé) and Romeo Castellucci (director)

After going on tour with the Cleveland Orchestra’s Prometheus Project to sing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Franz Welser-Möst at Severance Hall, Vienna, and Japan, Dashon Burton returned to the U.S. in time to open the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago as soloist in William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park. Dashon spent his summer 2018 making his debut at the Salzburg Festival under Franz Welser-Möst in Salomé.

Dashon Burton is joining Craig Hella Johnson and his choir Conspirare to perform the powerful musical homage Considering Matthew Shepard at Ravinia tonight, then performs a recital program at Ashmont Hill Chamber Music in Boston that includes spirituals and Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Op. 48 this weekend.

Dashon’s orchestral engagements this fall include Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Alexander Shelley later this month, and again in November with the Cincinnati Symphony and Louis Langrée; and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony. Dashon returns to Philharmonia Baroque with Nicholas McGegan to sing Mozart’s Litaniae Lauretanae K. 195 and Coronation Mass, and sings Mozart C Minor Mass with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra where he will return in the spring for the annual Bach Festival.

This December, Dashon takes a different route from his usual Christmas programs of Handel and Bach, to be in Paris for Peter Sellers’ production of Kopernikus featuring the vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth, of which he is an original member.