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.

Educational Concert Series 2023-2024: Save the Dates!

November: Holst: The Planets
Blast off into space and learn about the wonders of the planets of our solar system through Gustav Holst's epic symphonic work, The Planets.

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

March: This is Detroit
Come and explore the history of Detroit that has shaped us to who we are today! What do you think Detroit will look like in the future?

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

March Live Concert Registration Form
March Webcast Registration Form

Life experiences yield complex and individual emotional responses based on our histories, our identities, our social context, and our physical compositions. This DSO performance opens the door for students to consider their unique social and emotional identities and develop personal strategies through self awareness, artistic experience, and expression. The program features works by Duke Ellington, Beethoven, and more.

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

April Live Concert Registration Form

*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
Ford Foundation
Ford Motor Company Fund
Charles T. Harris & Laurie Lindemulder Harris
Mr. & Mrs. David Provost
Peter & Carol Walters
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
Drs. David & Bernadine Wu
Burton A. Zipser & Sandra D. Zipser Foundation