Davone Tines

Davóne Tines Recital No. 1: Mass


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Davóne Tines bass-baritone
John Bitoy piano

Devised by Davóne Tines, Recital No. 1: MASS is a 75-minute performance for bass-baritone and pianist presented without interval.

Recital No. 1: MASS is a transformation of the Catholic Mass into a container for holding, comparing, and contrasting music of faith from the Western European, African American and 21st Century traditions. The programme, including J.S. Bach, Caroline Shaw, Julius Eastman, Margaret Bonds and Moses Hogan, demonstrates that diverse cultures and aesthetics have something equally critical to say about our collective human journey through dealing with any personal life problem.

“A bold personal artistic statement, it feels like Tines’s way of redefining the rules and rituals of classical music.”
San Francisco Classical Voice

Davóne Tines Biography


Davóne Tines, heralded as an artist "changing what it means to be a classical singer" (The New Yorker) and “[one] of the most powerful voices of our time” (Los Angeles Times), is a pathbreaking artist whose work encompasses a diverse repertoire, ranging from early music to new commissions by leading composers, while exploring the social issues of today. A creator, curator, and performer at the intersection of many histories, cultures, and aesthetics, he is engaged in work that blends opera, art song, spirituals, contemporary classical, gospel, and protest songs as a means to tell a deeply personal story of perseverance connecting to all of humanity.

Tines is a musician who takes full agency of his work, devising new programmes and pieces from conception to performance. He reflects this ethos in his Recital No. 1: MASS, an examination of the liturgy, comparing Western European, African American, and 21st Century traditions; as well as in his orchestral creations: Concerto No. 1: SERMON, a work he premiered with the Philadelphia and BBC Symphony Orchestras; and Concerto No. 2: ANTHEM, premiered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Tines has also premiered operas by today’s leading composers, including John Adams, Terence Blanchard, and Matthew Aucoin; and his concert appearances include performances of works ranging from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to Kaija Saariaho’s True Fire. This season, he makes his Metropolitan Opera debut performing in John Adams’ El Niño.

He is Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Artist-in-Residence and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale’s first-ever Creative Partner. He recently served as Artist-in-Residence at Detroit Opera—an appointment that culminated in his performance in the title role of Anthony Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X in the spring of 2022. Tines is featured on the Grammy-nominated world premiere recording of the opera released on BMOP/sound in 2022. Tines is a member of AMOC and co-creator of The Black Clown, a music theatre experience commissioned and premiered by American Repertory Theater. He is Musical America’s 2022 Vocalist of the Year, a winner of the 2020 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, and the recipient of the 2018 Emerging Artists Award from Lincoln Center. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Harvard University.

Davone Tines Photo by Noah Morrison


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This performances is not likely to be suitable for children under 5 due to the acoustics in the auditorium. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 10 are not allowed to sit on the balcony for safety reasons.