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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Anne Nispel and Elden Little interpret songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Ned Rorem, Samuel Barber, Carlos Gustavino, Jayme Ovalle and Miguel Sandoval – Sunday, November 6, 2016, 02:00 AM – Live on Livestream

The Michigan State University – College of Music is proud to present Anne Nispel (soprano) and Elden Little (piano), as they bring you works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Ned Rorem, Samuel Barber, Carlos Gustavino, Jayme Ovalle and Miguel Sandoval. This evening of music is part of the Artist-Faculty Series sponsored by WKAR.

Η υψίφωνος Anne Nispel, συνοδευόμενη από τον Elden Little στο πιάνο και την Gretchen Morse στο όμποε, ερμηνεύει τραγούδια των Ραλφ Βων Ουίλιαμς, Φραντς Σούμπερτ, Γκαμπριέλ Φωρέ, Νεντ Ρόρεμ, Σάμιουελ Μπάρμπερ,  Κάρλος Γκουσταβίνο, Jayme Ovalle και Miguel Sandoval.

Το ρεσιτάλ θα λάβει χώρα στο Θέατρο Fairchild, στο Κρατικό Πανεπιστήμιο του Μίσιγκαν, την Κυριακή 6 Νοεμβρίου 2016, στις 2:00 το πρωί (Μίσιγκαν: Σάββατο 5 Νοεμβρίου 2016, 8:00 μμ), και θα μεταδοθεί ζωντανά από το Livestream.

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Blake Songs

i. Infant Joy
ii. A Poison Tree
iii. The Lamb
iv. The Piper

Franz Schubert  (1797-1828)

i. An die Laute
ii. Die Mainacht
iii. Auf dem Wasser zu singen
iv. Ganymed
v. Die Forelle

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Poème d'un jour

i. Rencontre
ii. Toujours
iii. Adieu


Ned Rorem (b. 1923)

Early in the Morning

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

A Green Lowland of Pianos

Carlos Gustavino (1912-2000)

La rosa y el sauce

Jayme Ovalle (1895-1955)


Miguel Sandoval (1902 -1953)

Mi ranchito 

Anne Nispel, soprano
Elden Little, piano
Gretchen Morse, oboe

Live from Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
Michigan State University – College of Music

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 AM (EET, UTC+02:00)
(Michigan: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 PM)

Live on Livestream

Soprano Anne Nispel is an instructor of voice at the Michigan State University College of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music from Wittenberg University, a Master of Music from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan.

In a review of her New York recital debut, The New York Times stated: "Ms. Nispel has... a clear, attractive timbre, ample power and a good command of languages. She also has a fine sense of style... She sang with... crisp articulation and careful shading. [Her singing] had a charged, dramatic quality, and the soprano brought a silky sensuousness to... Poulenc's Courte Paille".

Since her highly acclaimed debut, Nispel has achieved national prominence in opera, concert and recital. She has performed more than 30 leading roles with opera companies throughout the United States, including Kentucky Opera, Virginia Opera, Mississippi Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Portland Opera, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera Company of Mid-Michigan, Chattanooga Opera, Dayton Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera and Toledo Opera, among others.

Dubbed the "quintessential soubrette" by the Virginia Press, Nispel is noted for her interpretations of Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and Adele in Die Fledermaus.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Nispel debuted at Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist in the Fauré Requiem. She has appeared as guest soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania Festival Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. She made her Canadian debut in a series of concerts at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec. Nispel, in conjunction with baritone Harlan Jennings, and pianist James Wilhelmsen, has recently released "Crosslights of British and French Song", the second CD in their Crosslights Series.


Elden Little joined the faculty of Michigan State University College of Music in the fall of 2014 as a vocal coach. Previously, he worked as a pianist/coach in more than 70 operatic productions that range from baroque operas to contemporary works by composers such as Jonathan Dove, Carlise Floyd, Philip Glass, Jake Heggie, and Andre Previn. While working at Austin Opera, he worked as a pianist/coach, music administrator, orchestra manager and orchestra librarian. Additional collaborations include Des Moines Metro Opera, where he has been a member of the music staff since 2006, Opera Birmingham, Kentucky Opera and San Antonio Opera. Since 2012 he has been a faculty member of Opera NEO, a San Diego-based summer festival/training program. For eight summers he was a festival artist as well as chamber music coach for the Austin Chamber Music Summer Festival and Workshop.

He has accompanied numerous singers, most notably internationally acclaimed soprano Gilda Cruz-Romo, in recitals in Texas and Mexico. He went on several tours with the Austin-based choral ensemble Conspirare, and can be heard as a featured soloist on their recording "Through the Green Fuse", available on the Clarion label. He has accompanied the master classes of Jane Bunnell, Denyce Graves, Brenda Harris, Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz, Catherine Malfitano, Elizabeth Mannion, Suzanne Mentzer, Samuel Ramey, Martial Singher, David Small, Pamela South and Gerard Souzay.

His educational training includes a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in piano performance, and Master's and Doctorate degrees in applied piano from the University of Texas at Austin. His collaborative piano studies were with noted collaborative pianists Eugene Bossart, David Garvey and Gwendolyn Koldofsky.


Dr. Gretchen Morse is an instructor of oboe at the Michigan State University Community Music School.

She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education at SUNY Potsdam, her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts at Michigan State University.

She has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York, the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the Midland, Jackson and Grand Rapids Symphony, and currently plays the Oboe and English Horn in the Lansing Symphony.

Dr. Morse has taught oboe at Olivet College, Aquinas College, Hope College, Alma College, Albion College, and Spring Arbor University. She has also held Masterclasses at West Carolina University and Eastern Washington University in addition to various other clinics around the country.


Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

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