“45-minute searing sung drama” (Washington Post)
“Unmissable” (The New York Observer).

 

dwb (driving while black)

In 2019, two concert performances in Kansas City earned it
Best of Kansas City: Theater Award, 2019
(The Pitch: Kansas City’s Arts and Culture Newspaper)

“In pinpointing and relating the terror racial biases and injustices cause, Kander and Gumbel
created one of the most singularly devastating theatrical moments of the last year.”

Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC, and Opera Omaha co-presented the virtual premiere
October 23-29. Due to popular demand, it was extended by three days.

 
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Recordings

Susan Kander: Hermestänze

Susan Kander: Hermestänze

MSR Classics [MS 1578]
Performed by: Jacob Ashworth, violin & viola; Lee Dionne, piano; Jessica Petrus, soprano.
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Bassoon Transcended

World Premiere Recordings [MS 1439]
Works on this album by Susan Kander: The Lunch Counter: A Musical Play in 7 Movements
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Overheard

Overheard

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

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More: Five Movements for My Father | Pas de Deux for Clarinet, Cello and Chimes | A Cycle of Songs

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Imaginary Symphony and Other Tales, Music of Anthony Piccolo

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