Bonus Features: Overture to Candide

Lori Archer Sutherland

Lori Archer Sutherland earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She composes, performs, and teaches clarinet. She plays bass clarinet with the Crystal Lake Community Band and the Woodstock City Band, clarinet with Winds Off the Lake Woodwind Quintet, and is the founder and organizer of the Knock on Wood Clarinet Choir, where she plays an even bigger clarinet. Check out her site and podcast at tonaldiversions.com

2 Responses

  1. Sue Mcconnell says:

    The Shostakovich “Galop” occurs well into the second act of the operetta and provides the musical backdrop to a housewarming party during which the cast dances in a frenzy of happiness at having found a place to live in Moscow. Presume you know the plot? Anyway, it occurs at about 7 minutes into this video

    • Thank you, Sue! I knew the basic plot but had never seen the production to know where exactly “Galop” fit in. I do want to see the whole thing eventually. For now, though, it’s good to know what’s actually happening during this tune.