News & Events

As part of our music education series, we have held screenings and talks on composers and works. We would love to take this series of talks to educational institutions and to music students. If you would like to arrange a talk, please get in touch.

Upcoming events

Christmas Concert 2017 (17 December 2017)


Recent events


Monsoon Concert ‘Let the Children Play’ (September 23, 2017)


Christmas Concert (December 10, 2016)

Performance at Hard Rock Calangute

Performance at INKTALKS 2016 (September 17, 2016)

Monsoon concert (August 20, 2016)

Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil de Lisboa String Quartet: Benefit concert in aid of Child’s Play India. (August 24, 2016)

May 26, 2016 : Steinhaus-Orchester Besigheim

March 27, 2016: Bridge of Voices (with Sångföreningen Qöhr, Sweden)

February 27, 2016 : Bager Trio at Menezes Braganza Hall, Panjim


12 December 2015: The Nirmal Goswami Memorial Concert at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panjim.

August 2015: Patricia Rozario and Fidelio Trio concert in aid of Child’s Play

January 2015: Junior Camerata concert at Caritas Panjim

July 2015: Child’s Play Monsoon concert


August 2014 : Concert at Santa Cruz church (conducted by Santiago Lusardi Girelli)

June 2014: World Busk concert at Gitanjali Gallery, Panjim and at Aldona Institute, Aldona.

February 2014: Monte Music Festival 2014 (conducted by Santiago Lusardi Girelli)

January 2014: Concert at Goa State Museum (conducted by Santiago Lusardi Girelli)


December 2013 : Christmas concert at Museum of Christian Art

December 2013: Christmas concert at Caritas, Panjim

December 2013: Concert at Paperboat, Sangolda

August 2013 : Camerata Child’s Play concert at Kala Academy (conducted by Santiago Lusardi Girelli)

July 2013 : Concert at Fundacao Oriente, Goa (conducted by Santiago Lusardi Girelli)

June 2013 : World Busk 2013

Friday 14 June at Literati Bookshop , Saturday 15 June at Caritas Panjim (conducted by Pheroze Mistry)


14 April 2013: The first concert of Camerta Child’ s Play, conducted by Prof. Santiago Lusardi from the University of Seville, Spain. Photos here.

12 April 2013: The Kodaly Quartet performs for Child’s Play in their first-ever concert in Goa.  The Kodaly Quartet also visited a rehearsal of the Camarata Child’ s Play. Photos here.

2 April 2013: The Bager Trio performed for Child’s Play at the Kala Academy and also took time to visit the children at Hamara School. Photos here.


21st July 2012: Debussy- The French Revolution (an audiovisual presentation on the occasion of Debussy’s 150th birth anniversary). Held in association with Fundacao Oriente and Alliance Francaise, Panjim. Venue: Fundacao Oriente, Panjim (5.30 pm). Read about the event here.


June 16 2012 : World Busk event at Literati, Calangute.

June 11 2012: World Busk event at Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim


June 8: Pedro Rodrigues in concert. Organised in association with Fundacao Oriente, Goa.


May 19 : Screening of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. 5 pm @ Fundacao Oriente premises, Panjim.


12 March: Twelfth Night Concert : a violin-viola duo informal lecture recital featuring Owen Dalby and Meena Bhasin.



December 17: Screening of  Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcraker’ ballet.

nutcracker poster

October 22: What Liszt did for us (an Audio-Visual Presentation), Fundacao Oriente premises, Fontainhas, Panjim

liszt poster

October 1: Screening of CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, Fundacao Oriente, Panjim

Cavalleria poster

18 June: World Busk event at Literati Bookshop. More information here.

26 March: Screening of Eroica : Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony


26 February:  Beethoven Heiligenstadt and Beyond, @ Sunaparanta, Goa.

22 January: An Evening with Beethoven More information here.


Screening of Swan Lake @ Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts
4 November : Screening of Norma at XCHR, in tribute to mark the death of Joan Sutherland, who made the role of Norma her own.
19 June: ‘Tocar y Luchar’ – a screening
A screening of the award winning ‘Tocar y Luchar’ (To Play and To Fight) was held at the Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim on 19 June 2010, 5.30 pm. The audience responded enthusiastically to this inspiring documentary and we have had requests to screen the film elsewhere as well.
8 June: Robert Schumann’s birth bicentennial at XCHR


Flamenco Workshop
Experienced flamenco dance instructor Sanna Lehtinen conducted a 2 hour workshop on Monday 21 December 2009 at Casa da Moeda,Panjim Goa, in support of Child’s Play.
World Busk (8-14 June 2009)We participated in Musequality‘s World Busk  by busking at various venues to raise funds for our project. Luis and friends busked at the Taj Hotel and Literati bookshop to an enthusiastic audience. We raised over 4000/- in donations. At the Literati event, we were also pleasantly surprised (and grateful) to receive a gift of musical instruments and notebooks from an audience member.


We held ‘taster workshops’ at various children’s charities in Goa. The response from the children has been unequivocally enthusiastic, showing us just how much they might enjoy a more streamlined experience in learning music. Our workshops have been conducted at the El Shaddai home and at Children Walking Tall.