Every day I am more and more impressed with the incredible talents of people who live right here in our mid-Michigan community.
Earlier this week, WKAR welcomed Molly Fillmore as our guest for an "Evening at WKAR." Two years ago, Molly appeared on BackStage Pass with some of her colleagues from the voice faculty at MSU's College of Music. Little did we realize back then that we were working with a woman who would appear on one of the great stages of the world — the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Molly was here talking about the Great Performances at the Met production of Satyagraha, in which she had a featured role. (It will be on WKAR World on Sunday, July 29, at 3 p.m.) We saw segments of the opera and Molly walked us through it as she spoke about working on this production and about the Met. It was an insider's look that only guests who attended this event could learn about and we were privileged to hear about it! We also learned that she'll have a featured role in one of the operas coming to WKAR in September as part of Wagner's "Ring Cycle" on Great Performances. After, guests were filled with good words about the event.
That's one of the things I love about our evenings at WKAR. They're free and open to the public — all you have to do is register in advance. We plan on having one a month when possible. Our next one will be on July 30, when we welcome Konrad Gelbke of the Michigan State University National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Doug Gage, an adjunct professor in the department of biochemistry and microbiology. They'll add their insight to a new program coming to WKAR called The Small Matter of Big Science.
We hope to see you there — you can register right here!