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EDUCATIONAL CONCERT SERIES

Made possible in part by the Penny and Harold Blumenstein Future Audiences Fund

Whether you are a student or teacher, we have something for you!


For more than 80 years, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series (ECS) has introduced children across Southeast Michigan to classical music. Each concert within the series has been thematically designed with accompanying teacher resource tools available for those who purchase tickets for performances or register to watch webcasts.

All ECS concerts take place in historic Orchestra Hall. Tickets are just $6 each for students, teachers, and chaperones!

Happy, Sad, Silly, Scary:
The Many Moods of Music

October 25, 2017: 10:30 & 11:45 AM

Join us on a musical journey as we explore how composers such as, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky use different elements of music melody to convey feelings and emotions to the listener and how music can be used to improve our own well-being. This concert is a collaboration with Kadima Mental Health Services.

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Around the World in 45 Minutes
March 7, 2018: 10:30 AM
March 8, 2018: 10:30 & 11:45 AM

Grab your passports as we travel around the world and discover how folk songs, stories, and traditions of other cultures have inspired some of the greatest composers and works in classical music and how we can share and preserve our own identities.

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A Symphony of Science
April 18, 2018: 10:30 & 11:45 AM
April 19, 2018: 10:30 AM

How does sound travel across the orchestra and to the audience? Does the size of the instrument impact how it sounds? How do dynamics change decibel levels? Join us for an interactive collaboration with the Michigan Science Center as we reveal the science behind the sounds of the orchestra.

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For school groups with more than 10 guests, please fill out our online ticket request form.
You may also call 313.576.5591 or email ecs@dso.org.


Educational Concert Series Webcasts! 

The 2017-2018 season celebrates the 4th season of our groundbreaking worldwide webcast Live From Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition; enabling children everywhere to share a DSO concert experience with students in Metro Detroit. These performances are FREE and open to students worldwide!

For more on DSOLive Classroom Edition, or for more educational resources, visit dso.org/classroom.


To stay updated on the latest information regarding DSO Education programs, please sign up for our DSO Education email list.