The Berman Family JCA Concert Series

This free community-wide concert series brings exceptional young artists from all over the world to Jacksonville.

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Charter members of our Jewish Community Alliance, Edith and Milton Berman were known for their love of classical music. Each year, the Bermans sponsored the Young Artist Concert Series to bring exceptional young artists from around the world to Jacksonville. After Edith and Milton’s passing, their son Charles and his wife, Eleanor, continued the family tradition in keeping this original music series at the JCA. More than thirty years later, Edith and Milton’s granddaughter, immediate Past Board Chair Rochelle Stoddard and her husband, David, endowed the concert series to ensure it will remain at the JCA in perpetuity. Now known as The Berman Family JCA Concert Series, this beloved program is free and open to our entire community thanks to the incredible generosity of the Berman Family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How are artists chosen for this series?

Our J Institute Program Manager works closely with the New York Manager from the Young Concert Artists to figure out artists that have not performed at the JCA before and have a well-rounded musical program.

What is the Young Concert Artists (YCA)?

According to their Young Concert Artists website, YCA’s artists are the leaders of the future – stars who combine world-class talent with creative vision to bring new reach and relevance to the art form. For more than 60 years YCA has discovered extraordinary young musicians, providing them with the support, clarity, and confidence to tell their stories, as well as with the tools, opportunities, and infrastructure to take their careers to the highest level.

Are these events free and open to the entire community?

Yes! The Berman Family JCA Concert Series program is free and open to our entire community thanks to the incredible generosity of the Berman Family.

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