One Austin performance only! 

Bass-Baritone Dashon Burton joins Craig Hella Johnson, pianist,  for a recital in Conspirare’s “The Poet Sings” series. Program will include Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), Op. 48.  Praised by The New York Times, Washington Post, and Cincinnati Enquirer; Burton’s recent release, Songs of Struggle & Redemption: We Shall Overcome, was included on the New York Times The Best Classical Musical Recordings of 2016 list.

Praised for his “nobility and rich tone,” (The New York Times) and his “enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable … [of] raising the dead;” (Wall Street Journal), bass-baritone Dashon Burton has appeared in both the Brahms Requiem and Beethoven 9 with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra. 

02.02.18 (8:00pm), Friday
The Poet Sings: Dashon Burton with Craig Hella Johnson

Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall, University of Texas
201 W. 21st St., Austin TX

Parking: Dobie Mall Garage at 2005 Whitis Ave. is across the street from the venue. AT&T Conference Center Garage is about a block away. Additional paid-parking lots are available in the area. Metered parking on Guadalupe St. and University Ave. MORE

Photo Credit: Tatiana Daubek

“I love the idea of The Poet Sings….The body of work is so massive in poetry and song, and the combination of them is as old as humanity. I want to dig my hands in the deep earth that brought us these shared feelings, these experiences, all conveyed to us from those who wrote before we were here….We will invite the audience into our world in the same way that Schumann and many other great souls since have done….From our Nobel Laureate Poet/Singer himself: ‘It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be….’-Bob Dylan”

Dashon Burton

The Poet Sings project page