FAN’S Presents March 16 2021, Russell Thomas: From Miami to the Met and Beyond .


A conversation led by Renee Rotta, Tanglewood Marketing Coordinator for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
To quote the Wall Street Journal, “A voice that marries Wagnerian stamina and Italianate beauty.” The New York Times describes it as “a gorgeously burnished power.”

Please join us to learn of Russell’s journey from his native Miami to the Metropolitan Opera and beyond.


FAN’S Presents February 2021 featured Threading the Needle: Live Theater in the Time of COVID


The first two COVID-compliant and Actors’ Equity approved staged productions in the US triumphed in the Berkshires last summer, navigating through shifting social distancing protocols, rapidly changing lockdown mandates, and Hurricane Isaias.

Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company, and Kate Maguire, Artistic Director and CEO of Berkshire Theatre Group, have battle-tested wisdom and remarkable stories to tell about how they pulled it off and what it all means for their art form, field and community. A conversation led by Deborah Margol.


FAN’S Virtual Event October 20, 2020 featured  Lourdes Lopez


An evening with Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Directors of Miami City Ballet discussing MCB’s reimagined 35th Anniversary Season, including upcoming digital commissions. She was joined by soloist dancer Samantha Hope Galler.

Lourdes Lopez was born in Havana and raised in Miami. After studying dance at the School of American Ballet, she became Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet where she danced for George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. After her retirement, she joined WNBC-TV as a cultural arts reporter and taught at New York’s Ballet Academy East and at Barnard College. In 2002, she became the executive director of the George Balanchine Foundation and in 2007, she co-founded Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company with Christopher Wheeldon. She also co-founded the Cuban Artists Fund and then, in 2007, she was named artistic director of the Miami City Ballet. In 2014, she joined the board of the Ford Foundation and serves on The Kennedy Center Honors artist committee.


FAN’S Presents September event featured Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero


A virtual talk with Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor in his eleventh season as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Guerrero is also Music Director of the Wrocław Philharmonic in Poland and Principal Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal.

Maestro Guerrero has appeared with the Boston Symphony, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bamberg Symphony, Frankfurt Opera and Museums Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony and with prominent North American orchestras, including those of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Montréal, Philadelphia, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and the National Symphony Orchestra as well as the Houston Grand Opera and the Costa Rican Lyric Opera.