"Trout" quintet (n.): a chamber ensemble comprised of violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano, coined after the formation utilized for Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major, "Trout"
As America’s leading “Trout” quintet, The Colonials seek to vitalize the repertoire of this unusual but popular instrumentation.
Comprised of specialists in early music, new music, popular music, and composition, the talent in The Colonials runs deep to form a flexible and unique ensemble. By working with the most compelling and established combination of composers, singers, and venues, the Colonials blends historical and contemporary performance practices into a new experience.
DOUG BALLIETT, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | KRISTINA GILES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR