Classroom Edition

Classroom Edition

6 Episodes

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series (ECS) has introduced students to classical music for more than 80 years. With special hosts and thoughtfully chosen music, these concerts bring kids inside the orchestra.

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Classroom Edition
  • Look. Listen. Connect.

    Episode 1

    Through the ages, visual artists and composers have shared many of the same sources of inspiration, reflecting history, tradition, and their communities. Join the DSO, in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, to learn what visual art and symphonic music have in common.

    Enrico Lopez...

  • A Symphony of Science

    Episode 2

    Learn about the science of sound with this interactive collaboration with the Michigan Science Center.

  • The Tale of the Firebird

    Episode 3

    There are so many ways to tell a story. Discover the enchanting Tale of The Firebird, as told through the music of composer Igor Stravinsky in his powerful, cutting edge score. The concert was on November 28, 2018.
    Rei Hotoda, conductor
    DJ Oliver, host

  • Happy, Sad, Silly, Scary

    Episode 4

    Join us on a musical journey as we explore feelings and emotions.

  • Music in Motion

    Episode 5

    Fast music, slow music, dance music — we feature all of them!
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra
    DJ Oliver, host
    Michelle Merrill, conductor
    April 27, 2017

  • Dvořák's New World Symphony

    Episode 6

    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.