Classroom Edition

Classroom Edition

8 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.

Classroom Edition
  • The Tale of the Firebird (includes Teacher Resource Guide)

    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. View the Teacher Resource Guide here:

  • Music in Motion

    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 (includes Teacher Resource Guide)

    Episode 8

    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.


  • Happy Birthday Beethoven

    Celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday virtually with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra! Learn more about this iconic composer and listen to some of his most famous orchestral works.

  • Virtual ECS 3: Mozart and Saint-Georges

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most famous composers of all time, and for good reason. He dominated the musical landscape of the 18th Century and his musical innovations influenced generations of composers who followed him. Meanwhile, Mozart's contemporary, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Sai...

  • DSO Classroom Edition Holst: The Planets

  • DSO Classroom Edition Florence Price: The Storyteller

  • DSO Classroom Edition: Musical Landscapes

    Featuring music by Aaron Copland, Antonín Dvořák, and Gabriela Lena Frank