Poets, Peace and Power, with Dashon Burton and Michelle Cann

Poets, Peace and Power, with Dashon Burton and Michelle Cann

Smith Opera House

$25.00 per ticket


FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021 – 7:30PM
Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream

2021 Grammy Award-winning baritone Dashon Burton and pianist Michelle Cann take us on a musical journey featuring the dreamy and sensuous world of Schumann’s Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”), soothing lullabies for love-sick hearts, and songs that will call us back to this world, waking us up to embrace the possibilities of a new day.

Dashon Burton, baritone; Michelle Cann, piano

Performing selections by John Dowland, Robert Schumann, Florence Price, Peter Warlock, J.S. Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Scott Perkins, and Timothy Takach

Click Here to download the virtual program notes

*The program is subject to change
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**For in-person concerts: Please bring the printed ticket receipt sent to your email after your purchase. This will act as your pass to get into the concert. This is a replacement for physical concert tickets that are normally picked up at the box office to maintain social distancing and limit physical contact at the venue.

**By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: receiving a symptom check upon arrival at the venue, adhering to pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between myself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if I, or any member of my party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.


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About the Artists

Dashon Burton

Dashon Burton brought home a top prize from the 2012 ARD International Music Competition in Munich, as well as the first prize in Oratorio from the 49th International Vocal Competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. These awards follow his First Place wins in both the 2012 Oratorio Society of New York’s Competition and the Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s Competition for Young American Singers. In addition to his work in early music, Mr. Burton is an avid… Read more

Michelle Cann

Pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at age fourteen and has since performed with various ensembles including the Florida Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Jersey, Cleveland Institute of Music, New World Symphony and Sphinx symphony orchestras. She has appeared as guest soloist with the Knoxville Symphony and The Dream Unfinished orchestra and performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra in its debut of Florence Price’s Concerto in One Movement in early 2021. Ms. Cann… Read more