“Under the Greenwood Tree” with Ray Duncan
Tickets: Adults $25 | Under 17 $12.50 | Hancock County Students FREE
Location: Burnt Cove Church
Ages: 10 and older
Join us for a memorable evening in “The Green World,” with a concert of original music composed for Shakespeare’s plays. This performance is intended to give audience members an inside view into the process of composing original sound design for live theater. The concert will consist of live performances of all the music Duncan has composed over the course of her career in sound design, including songs from Opera House Art’s 2022 production of Much Ado About Nothing. The concert will also feature Sam C. Jones (Borachio, Music Director, OHA Much Ado ’22) and Machaela Nesler-Schibilia on fiddle and vocal accompaniment.
Ray Duncan is a composer and independent artist based in Nashville TN. Born in Cambria, California, Duncan has been performing all her life. Early on in her songwriting career, she began working alongside her sister, director Emma Went, writing music for Went’s productions. Since then, she has gone on to work on several plays: Romeo and Juliet (HVSF Spring Tour, 2023); Much Ado About Nothing (Opera House Arts, 2022); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Connecticut Shakespeare Festival 2021); As You Like It (Scranton Shakespeare Festival); Much Ado About Nothing (Easy Leap Theatre Company/The Brick); Othello (Easy Leap Theatre Co/The Underground Lounge). Musical arrangements: Henry IV (Scranton Shakespeare Radio Plays, 2020).
When Opera House Arts originally reached out to Duncan about doing this performance, she took that as a sign that it was finally time to record this body of work and release it as a full length album, which you will get to hear performed live in its entirety if you attend the show.
Ray Duncan is an independent artist based in Nashville, TN. Born in Cambria, California, Ray has been performing all her life. Playing her first shows at only 13 years old, by 16 she had formed the duo Ranchers for Peace with her father, songwriter Charles Duncan. After releasing her debut solo EP “This Road” in 2016, Ray moved to Nashville in 2019, where she now works as a background singer and freelance composer, in addition to performing as a solo artist. Ray also co-hosts podcast “Book of Jude,” which is a series of interviews with her mother, hit songwriter Jude Johnstone, that tells the story of Johnstone’s career in the music business.