DaCapo Music Foundation
Fantasia Orchestra violinist Athena Octavia working with DaCapo students at their Saturday Music Centre, October 2021
Fantasia Orchestra is delighted to have a partnership with the DaCapo Music Foundation. Having been delivering music education for over 30 years, DaCapo has a wealth of experience in teaching children of all ages. Their highly successful Saturday Music Centre in North London is central to their work, and DaCapo also runs music provision in a number of schools across London.
Fantasia Orchestra acts as DaCapo's orchestra-in-residence, and together the two organisations deliver joint education ventures. As part of the partnership, Fantasia musicians are regular featured guests at the Saturday Music Centre, and have played on DaCapo Primary Music, a cutting-edge music education software that DaCapo is rolling out into primary schools across the country.
Read more about the work of DaCapo Music Foundation here: https://www.dacapo.co.uk/
Workshop at Wessex Gardens Primary School, North London, November 2021
Sotheby's Jubilee Arts Festival 2022
Fantasia String Quartet at Sotheby's, June 2022
Fantasia Orchestra was a partner organisation in the Sotheby's Jubilee Arts Festival 2022. Celebrating the alchemy, diversity, and excellence of British creativity, the Festival featured exhibitions and events spanning the visual, performing, and literary arts, gathering figures advancing and reinterpreting Britain's treasured cultural legacy.
Four principals from the orchestra performed a string quartet lunchtime concert; we led two children's workshops as part of the Family Day; to close the festival, we gave a multi-genre orchestral concert featuring Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) Braimah Kanneh-Mason (violin), and Plinio Fernandes (guitar), with bespoke arrangements of Bach to Bob Marley by Harry Baker.
Fantasia Orchestra leading children's workshops as part of Sotheby's Family Day, June 2022