Concerts for Students & Teachers
For more than 80 years, the Educational Concert Series (ECS) has introduced classical music to school children from across Michigan by featuring educational and engaging programs with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Concerts are conducted by DSO Assistant Conductor Teddy Abrams, whose energetic performance and mesmerizing narration create a memorable learning experience for students and teachers alike. All concerts are designed with a strong thematic element that teaches musical concepts to students in an exciting and accessible format.
The theme for the 2013 concerts is What Makes Music Popular. To download the program, please click here
To download the program notes, personally prepared by Teddy Abrams, please click here
Past programs have included themes such as “An Instrumental Safari” and “Risky Business: a Musical Look at Exploration, Innovation and Character”.
ECS concerts are designed for students in grades 3-8. Performances last approximately 45-50 minutes and take place in Orchestra Hall.
2013 Concert Dates
The 2012-13 Educational Concert Series has ended at this time. Thank you all so much for making it such a great success!
If you attended this season's concert, please take a moment to fill out the survey, linked here
responses from this survey are one of the first things we look at when planning next seasons's ECS, so if you have feedback, please share it!
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For more information about DSO's educational activities and concerts, email email@example.com.
The DSO's Educational Concert Series is sponsored by Compuware, Honda North America, Inc, MASCO, the Charles M. Bauervic Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Herbert & Elsa Ponting Foundation, the Sage Foundation, and the Elizabeth, Allan and Warren Shelden Fund.
A special thanks to Jackie Wiggins, Joseph Shively, Gregory Cunningham and Deborah Blair from Oakland University's Department of Music, Theater and Dance for their continued support of the ECS program.