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educational webcasts

Look. Look. Connect. | May 15 at 10:30 AM

Through the ages, visual artists and composers have shared many of the same sources of inspiration, reflecting history, tradition and their community as well as looking toward the future. Join the DSO in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts to learn what visual art and symphonic music can share in common.

Past Webcasts

You can find previous Educational Classroom Series concerts here. Find out how classical music can be a part of your life – and watch the DSO perform!

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Artist Interviews

Learn more about performers and the composers who wrote the music the DSO performs!

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resources for educators

Educational materials for Classroom Edition webcasts

Mozart & the Opera

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The Tale of the Firebird

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Music in Motion

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1. Overture

2. Act 1 No. 1 Duettino

3. Act 1 No. 2 Duettino

4. Act 1 No. 9 Aria

5. Act 3 No. 22 Ecco la Marcia

6. Act IV No. 28 Recitativo & Aria

7. Chaconne

8. Recitative Example

9. Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Sir Excerpt

10. Moana, How Far I'll Go Excerpt

11. Wicked, Defying Gravity Excerpt

12. Overture 1 Example

13. Overture 2 Example

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Find out how to join the DSO's youth training ensembles

Civic Youth Ensembles

Since 1970, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Youth Ensembles (CYE) have provided Michigan's musicians of all ages a comprehensive music education experience. CYE's two-fold mission is to cultivate every student's artistic and creative potential through rewarding musical experiences while continuing to develop meaningful skills outside of the arts. Find out more today!

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Mar 2019

Civic Jazz Live

Experience some of Detroit’s best b…

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Apr 2019

DCE Concert

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May 2019

WFA Showcase

The Wu Family Academy’s Civic Youth…

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May 2019

Civic Jazz Live

Experience some of Detroit’s best b…

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May 2019

CYE Recital

The CYE’s Chamber Ensembles offers …

Civic Jazz Live

March 22, 2019

Experience some of Detroit’s best budding jazz musicians as the Civic Youth Ensembles presents the Civic Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Detroit jazz musician Marcus Elliot. $15 or free with Paradise Jazz Series ticket.

DCE Concert

April 16, 2019

WFA Showcase

May 2, 2019

The Wu Family Academy’s Civic Youth Ensembles features Michigan’s best student musicians and represent the future of orchestral music. Enjoy as they showcase their extraordinary talents on stage in Orchestra Hall. Tickets start at $15 and helps support the Civic Youth Ensembles.

NOTE: This performance is ALL GENERAL ADMISSION. Only the sections are reserved.

Civic Jazz Live

May 3, 2019

Experience some of Detroit’s best budding jazz musicians as the Civic Youth Ensembles presents the Civic Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Detroit jazz musician Marcus Elliot. $15 or free with Paradise Jazz Series ticket.

CYE Recital

May 5, 2019

The CYE’s Chamber Ensembles offers students the opportunity to be coached in small groups by DSO musicians. In addition to performances throughout the community, these chamber ensembles showcase what they can do at their recitals. Join them for an afternoon of chamber music in Allesee Hall at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Discover and Create

Happy, Sad, Silly, Scary

Create and share your own composition by exploring the Many Moods of Music!

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More to Come

More to Come