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

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series (ECS) has introduced students to classical music for more than 80 years. Each ECS performance is thematically designed to explore topics like science, history, and art through orchestral music. ECS performances take place in historic Orchestra Hall and are webcast for free via the Live from Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition series. All ECS programs offer accompanying teacher resource tools to classrooms who purchase tickets or register to watch webcasts online.

ECS performances are recommended for students in 3rd through 8th Grade.

DSO Health and Safety

We are committed to the health and well-being of our patrons, musicians, and staff. We have adjusted our health and safety policies in the 2022-23 season. The DSO will no longer require audiences to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend performances. Masks are optional although strongly recommended at DSO performances, particularly when Wayne County and surrounding communities are in the high or “red” category as defined by the CDC. Please visit to view our full safety polices.

Educational Concert Series 2023-2024: Save the Dates!

To sign up for email updates regarding the 2023-2024 season, please fill out this brief form.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @ 10:30am
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @ 11:45am
Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 10:30am* 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 @ 10:30am
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 @ 11:45am
Thursday, March 7, 2024 @ 10:30am*

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 @ 10:30am
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 @ 11:45am

*Live webcasts are available for these dates.

More Ways to Connect

Live from Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition

Watch the Educational Concert Series in your classroom or home. Register to stream a live webcast from any available concerts above, or enjoy a past webcast in our library of educational performances.

• Watch past classroom edition webcasts
• Check out our virtual learning resources, including past teacher resource guides

ECS Is Supported By:

Dr. George & Joyce Blum
Penny & Harold Blumenstein Future Audiences Fund
Jack, Evelyn, and Richard Cole Family Foundation
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Detroit Pistons
Vera & Joseph Dresner Foundation
Ford Foundation
Ford Motor Company Fund
Mr. & Mrs. David Provost
Peter & Carol Walters
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
Drs. David & Bernadine Wu
Burton A. Zipser & Sandra D. Zipser Foundation