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 2022-2023

November: Musical Landscapes
Featuring music by Aaron Copland, Antonín Dvořák, and Gabriela Lena Frank

Musical Landscapes Curriculum Guide

Wednesday, November 16,2022 @ 10:30am
Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 10:30am* — limited seating available

February: Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Maestro
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 @ 10:30am
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 @ 11:45am*

February Live Concert Registration Form
February Webcast Registration Form

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 @ 10:30am — limited seating available
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 @ 11:45am 
Thursday, April 20, 2023 @ 10:30am — limited seating available

April 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