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The Trout Quintet


Fishing for an enjoyable bit of music? You”ll get hooked on Maestro David Amado and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s version of Franz Schubert’s “The Trout Quintet.”

More formally known as Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, the nickname comes from an earlier song composed by a young Franz Schubert, “Die Forelle (“The Trout”). After the 22-year-old Schubert was taken on his first real vacation, he used the song as the basis for a lively quintet, which he sent as a thank you to a wealthy arts patron who had hosted him at evening musicales and who liked “The Trout.”

Unlike many quintets, this one was written for piano, violin, viola, cello and bass. But the patron, an amateur cellist, couldn’t play it, and it wasn’t performed until after Schubert’s death. For this performance, Maestro David Amado handles the piano, joined by members of the DSO string section.

The performance takes place at 8pm at the Hotel du Pont Gold Ballroom.For more information, visit  www.delawaresymphony.org, or call 800.374.7263.