Dashon Burton


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Dashon Burton appears regularly with the Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, and the Mozart and Brahms requiems. He is also a regular guest of the Bethlehem, Oregon, and Carmel Bach Festivals, as well as Boston Baroque. Last season he performed Barber’s Dover Beach and Eisler’s Ernste Gesänge with A Far Cry and in Michael Tippet’s A Child of our Time at Harvard.

Mr. Burton has performed Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the Bach Passions and Mass in B Minor, Beethoven’s Ninth, Mozart’s Requiem, and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with the symphony orchestras in Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Jersey, Cincinnati, and Baltimore. He has also performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. In Europe, he has toured in the St. John Passion with Christoph Prégardien’s Le Concert de Lorrain and has sung the roles of Jupiter in Les Talens Lyriques’ production of Castor and Pollux and Sarastro in The Magic Flute led by Christoph Rousset. Mr. Burton’s solo album, Songs of Struggle and Redemption: We Shall Overcome, was released to great acclaim in 2015. He appeared in and recorded Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with the vocal group Conspirare, and continues to tour and record with the Grammy Award-winning contemporary vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.