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The Peabody Chamber Opera will present the world premiere of The Ghost Train, a deceptively funny chamber opera with music and libretto by Paul Crabtree. JoAnn Kulesza, chair of the Opera Department, will serve as music director and faculty member Garnett Bruce will direct the performances. Intended to be performed in and around abandoned railway buildings, The Ghost Train is perfectly suited to Baltimore's B&O Railroad Museum, where Peabody's production will be staged. The story follows a group of travelers who are stranded late at night in a lonely rural railway station. Predicting the imminent midnight arrival of the Ghost Train, which brings death to all who see it, the station master advises them to leave, but the group refuses. Performances will be at 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 11; Friday, February 12; and Saturday, February 13. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students with ID and must be purchased in advance; there will be no ticket sales at the door.
The cello studio of Alan Stepansky will present a free recital of works by Bach, Brahms, Bloch, Beethoven, Schumann, Elgar, Shostakovich, and Faure in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall.
Tuesday, February 9, 5:00 pm
Shane Butler from Johns Hopkins University will speak on "Dolar's Nightingale" in Peabody's Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building) and is followed by a light reception.
Tuesday, February 9, 6:00 pm
Faculty artist Leon Fleisher, Peabody's Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Piano, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm
The violin studio of Violaine Melançon will present a free recital of Beethoven's works for violin and piano in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
Thursday, February 11, 12:00 pm
This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Strings Department. Sarah Thomas, violin, will play Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata for Solo Violin in C major, No. 3, BWV 1005. Taylor Tin, viola, and Yuezhi Dou, piano, will play one movement of Dmitri Shostakovich's Sonata for Viola and Piano. Ledah Finck, violin, and Wan-Chi Su, piano, will play Leos Janáček's Sonata for Violin and Piano. Andrew Shiau, cello, will play one movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite No. 6, BWV 1012.
Thursday, February 11, 7:00 pm
Faculty artist and trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, formerly of Canadian Brass, will present a performance class called "Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing" in Leakin Hall, Room 16.
Saturday, February 13, 2:00 pm
Peabody harp students Olivia Kim, Melody Swen, and Jasmine Hogan will perform works by Jean Cras, Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, and traditional Chinese pieces at the Central Hall at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, in this monthly concert series. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Conducted by Gene Young, the Peabody Camerata will perform Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung, Op. 17 featuring soprano and DMA candidate Lisa Perry (MM '11, Voice). The free concert will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.