The Juniper Tree
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About the Event
Sunny Xia serves as Assistant Concertor to Maestro Harry Davidson in Cleveland Institute of Music's production of The Juniper Tree. Directed by Dr. Dean Southern, this production features original films by students from the Cleveland Institute of Art, filmed on location at Hale Farm and Village.
The Juniper Tree is based on one of the Brothers Grimm’s darkest, most mature tales, taking the idea of the “evil stepmother” to the extreme! After a boy is murdered by his jealous stepmother, he is transformed into a bird and exacts revenge. Philip Glass and Robert Moran composed music in alternating scenes for their 1984 opera, which is at once shocking and tuneful, with an uplifting ending.