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Dashon Burton and Robert Greenberg

San Francisco Performances

San Francisco Performances Dashon Burton and Robert Greenberg

Praised for his "nobility and rich tone," (The New York Times) and his "enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable of raising the dead;" (all Street Journal), bass-baritone Dashon Burton has established a worldwide career in opera, recital and in many works with orchestra.

While known for the abundance of compositions for instruments and ensembles, Beethoven's output for songs was fairly limited. In a combination of musical insights and anecdotes about the composer's life, along with performances of the works being discussed, Burton and music historian Robert Greenberg will explore the depth and beauty of these not often performed works in a unique lecture/recital format well known to audiences who enjoy our Saturday Morning Series.

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 the Brahms Requiem and Beethoven 9 with Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra in the last two seasons; also the Mozart Requiem in the summer season at Severance Hall. He joins forces with Cleveland and Welser-Most again in 2017-18 for reprise performances of their groundbreaking production of Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen and for performances of Beethoven 9 in their Prometheus Project, at home and abroad in Vienna and Japan.

Robert Greenberg Greenberg has composed over fifty works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. Recent performances of his works have taken place in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy and The Netherlands, where his Child's Play for String Quartet was performed at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam.

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Program

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Various Vocal Music

Performers

Dashon Burton

Bass Baritone

Robert Greenberg

Host/Lecturer