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.
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
Fantasia Orchestra worked with partners DaCapo on a new resource for the primary classroom:
a fun programme, tailored to meet the unique needs of children in Nursery and KS1 (KS2 launching soon)
a comprehensive online music curriculum, based on DaCapo’s 30 years’ experience
ambitious and inclusive and enables class teachers with little musical expertise to teach music in an interactive and engaging way.
The programme has been created by top-quality musicians with specially-commissioned songs. Aimed at specific age groups, every lesson can be taught at the teacher’s own pace to ensure full coverage of the curriculum. Teachers learn alongside the children and save on Planning, Preparation & Assessment.
Fantasia Orchestra is featured in every stage of the online resource.
Schools can sign up for a FREE one-month trial so you can test DaCapo Primary Music in your classroom. It is then £50 per class, per annum. Book your free trial here: https://wkf.ms/44moV5w
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