Does the DSO try to help educate children about symphonic music?

Yes – The DSO offers a multifaceted educational program:

  • Explorer Concerts: Concerts held each May in Copeland Hall and downstate, designed for students in grades 3-5 grade levels—often their very first live concert experiences—currently in conjunction with the educational arm of Carnegie Hall. The concerts involve the students not only in listening, but performing.
  • Other educational programs are the innovative “Math and Music” program for fourth graders, combining music with Math learning (fractions);
  • Build the Orchestra for middle school strings students, master classes by visiting soloists, and open dress rehearsals.