Triangle players rarely, if ever, get a solo as part of a symphony orchestra, but when they do they sure do put on a show!
Principal Percussionist John Shaw hilariously performed a “triangle solo” at a concert with conductor Stuart Malina on the podium. But it was their little secret. The rest of The Florida Orchestra had no idea what was about to happen in the middle of the concert’s second half. The result? The audience and orchestra were in hysterics and I was too watching his solo.
The idea for the solo originated from the “triangle solo” GEICO commercial, and they do a great job. For this performance, the orchestra was performing Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1: In the Hall of the Mountain King when John Shaw came in with his triangle solo.
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