Jan 19 2022
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Longy's Pickman Hall

In a performance thankfully rescheduled from our 2020–21 season, bass-baritone extraordinaire Dashon Burton makes his Celebrity Series headlining debut with a uniquely American program. Our audiences might know him as a founding member of contemporary vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, but his artistry is even more expansive than suggested by that superlative association. Burton is also increasingly known for his enlightening and varied explorations of American music and history, and tonight’s program will add to that reputation.

Across five chapters—“The Shoulders of Giants,” “ Black Like Me: Songs of the Diaspora,” “The Makers,” “Langston and the Masters,” and “The Modern”—Burton will present a sweeping survey of great and significant American music, including works by John Jacob Niles, Kurt Weill, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Paul Bowles, Margaret Bonds, William Grant Still, Harry Burleigh, Marquis L. A. Garrett, and Moses Hogan. The songs are well suited for a voice as majestic as Burton’s, and the composers’ stories are as intriguing as their time-tested creations. Taken together, this is an ambitiously curated and insightful suite aptly titled American Stories.

Tickets $55-$65. Prices subject to change. Please visit https://www.celebrityseries.org/productions/dashon-burton-bass-baritone/  for more information.

This performance also has a streaming option January 19-25, 2022:


Digital performance tickets: $18-$20

Admission Info

Tickets: $55-$65. Prices subject to change.

Phone: 6174826661

Email: boxoffice@celebrityseries.org

Dates & Times

2022/01/19 - 2022/01/19

Location Info

Longy's Pickman Hall

27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138