dwb (driving while black) 

“…a riveting and timely production by Opera Birmingham” 

dwb (driving while black) had three sold out performances
with a marvelous, all-new cast:

Allison Sanders, soprano

Cremaine Booker, cellist and music director

David Verin, percussionist

Aija Penix, director

The fourth and fifth productions of dwb will take place this summer
featuring Roberta Gumbel with Cremaine and David.


June 16th – Des Moines Metro Opera

June 22nd & 24th – Greensboro Opera

July 8th, 15th & 21st – Des Moines Metro Opera




Susan Kander: Hermestänze

dwb (driving while black)

Music by Susan Kander, libretto by Roberta Gumbel
Albany Records [TROY1858]
Original Cast Recording: Roberta Gumbel, soprano, and New Morse Code : Hannah Collins, cello, and Michael Compitello, percussion
Purchase on Albany Records
More: dwb (driving while black)

Susan Kander: Hermestänze

Susan Kander: Hermestänze

MSR Classics [MS 1578]
Performed by: Jacob Ashworth, violin & viola; Lee Dionne, piano; Jessica Petrus, soprano.
Purchase on Amazon
More: Hermestänze


Bassoon Transcended

World Premiere Recordings [MS 1439]
Works on this album by Susan Kander: The Lunch Counter: A Musical Play in 7 Movements
Purchase On: Amazon | Excerpts available at: Amazon



MSR Classics [MS 1403]
Works on this album by Susan Kander: Postcards from America for oboe and piano
Purchase On: Amazon

Susan Kander: Five Movements for my Father

Susan Kander: Five Movements for my Father

Loose Cans Music [5050]
Performed by: Keith Phares, baritone; Roberta Gumbel, soprano; Suzanne Ornstein, violin; Lino Gomez, clarinet/sax;
Eric Bartlett, cello; Thomas Schmidt, piano.

Purchase On: Amazon | CD Baby | Subito Music
More: Five Movements for My Father | Pas de Deux for Clarinet, Cello and Chimes | A Cycle of Songs


Imaginary Symphony and Other Tales, Music of Anthony Piccolo

Navona Records NV5904
Works on this album by Susan Kander: Original Text for Fever Time
Purchase On: Amazon