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.

During the pandemic, we are taking our Educational Concert Series performances completely virtual! Watch with your students from your classroom or from home, completely free. See below for our upcoming ECS webcast details.

Upcoming ECS Performances

Performance Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:30am

Learn how jazz inspired orchestral composers like Leonard Bernstein in his piece Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, with soloist Anthony McGill. Then, dive deeper into What is Jazz?, a Jazz for Young People Program presented by special guests from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

A free Teacher Resource Guide is available for this performance on our Learning Resources page.

Performance Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 10:30am (register here)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most famous composers of all time, and for good reason. He dominated the musical landscape of the 18th Century and his musical innovations influenced generations of composers who followed him. Meanwhile, Mozart's contemporary, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, has only recently returned to center stage as musicians have recognized his remarkable achievements and musical contributions.

A free Teacher Resource Guide is available for this performance on our Learning Resources page.


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