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 Life 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.
Tickets for ECS performances in Orchestra Hall are just $6 each for students, teachers, and chaperones. Subsidized $1 tickets are also available for any school within Detroit city limits or any Metro Detroit school with 80% or more students with free or reduced lunch status.
Composer Antonín Dvořák was inspired by a trip across America in the late 1800s, which led to his “New World” Symphony. Discover the stories and melodies of Dvořák’s new world.
*Teacher Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra! Learn more about this iconic composer and listen to some of his most famous orchestral works.
*Teacher Workshop: Friday, January 24th, 2020 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Nature is full of fascinating experiences, sights, and sounds. Did you know many composers were inspired by the beauty of the outdoors? The Detroit Symphony Orchestra collaborates with the Michigan Science Center for a musical journey into nature.
*Teacher Workshop: Friday, April 17th, 2020 4:30pm – 6:00pm
* All Teacher Workshops will take place at Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
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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.