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 concert within the series has been thematically designed with accompanying teacher resource tools available for those who purchase tickets for performances or register to watch the webcasts. Recommended for grades 3-8.

All performances take place in historic Orchestra Hall. Tickets are just $6 each for students, teachers, and chaperones!
*Subsidized $1 tickets are available for any school within the Detroit city limits or any metro Detroit school with 80% or more of student body on reduced or free lunch status.

New World Symphony - Finding the American Voice

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.

Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM (webcast)
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 at 11:45 AM (webcast)

Happy Birthday, Beethoven!

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.

Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Thu., Feb. 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM (webcast)

Nature and Music

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 journey into nature’s sights and sounds.

Wed., May 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Wed., May 13, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Thu., May 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM


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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.

Watch Past Classroom Edition Webcasts

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