The Radio Arts Foundation has announced a new concert series that will shine the spotlight on the next generation of musicians.

The “Kaleidoscope – Next Generation Artist Concert” series, presented in collaboration with the Community Music School of Webster University, will kick off next month with 10-year-old virtuoso pianist Jerry Chang.

10-year-old virtuoso pianist Jerry Chang

Jerry, a Community Music School student of Zena Ilyashov, won third prize at the Kaufman International Youth Piano Competition, Junior Division, in New York City in June 2017. He also won his division in the Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) Competition. He has been studying piano since he was 4 years old, and attends Forsyth School in Clayton.

The program on Sunday, March 11, begins at 3 p.m. at Centene Auditorium in the Centene Corporation headquarters building at 7700 Forsyth Blvd. in Clayton.  The performance will include works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Haydn, Smetana, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Bartok, as well as performances by chamber ensembles from Community Music School.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert, which benefits the Radio Arts Foundation and the station’s mission to support classical music programming and the arts in St. Louis.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 for adults (25 and older) and $10 (adults 19-25) online through the Radio Arts Foundation website, rafstl.org, or by calling (314) 881-3523. Admission is free for children 18 and younger.