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Recital Series - Fall 2021

Noon CDT on Mondays and Tuesdays, September 7, 2021 - November 2, 2021 | Yardley Hall and Polsky Theatre

FREE (tickets not issued or required)


Fall 2021 RUEL JOYCE RECITAL SERIES – Mondays at noon CDT The Ruel Joyce Series has support from the Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund.


Now in their 33rd year, these hourlong, in-person recitals continue to feature some of Kansas City’s most respected professional classical and jazz musicians. Many tour internationally and perform with noted local organizations like the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. Some serve on the faculties of conservatories and music programs in Kansas and Missouri. Several entertain at festivals across the country, and others teach privately and enjoy playing in bands for musical theatre.

Limited reserved parking in the west underground garage is provided.

All recitals take place in MTC (Polsky Theatre or Yardley Hall).


FALL 2021 RUEL JOYCE SERIESMondays at noon CDT

The Ruel Joyce Series has support from the Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund.

Sep. 20
Polsky Theatre
Christina Webster, flute
Tabitha Reist-Steiner, harp
Sep. 27
Polsky Theatre
Marimba and More
Mark Lowry, percussion
Oct. 4
Polsky Theatre
Aleia Gonzalez, guitar
Alejandro Avila, piano
Oct. 11
Polsky Theatre
Jonathan Ray, et al.
(Philip Glass’s Songs from Liquid Days)
Oct. 18
Polsky Theatre
Alex Li, piano
Daniel Yung, cello
Oct. 25
Yardley Hall
The Kansas Virtuosi
Nov. 1
Yardley Hall
88 Squared
Jeffrey and Karen Savage

FALL 2021 JAZZ SERIES - Tuesdays at noon CDT

Sep. 7
Polsky Theatre
Charlie Parker Celebration
Gerald Spaits/Charles Perkins Quartet
Sep. 21
Polsky Theatre
Danny Embrey Trio
Sep. 28
Polsky Theatre
Hermon Mehari/Peter Schlamb
Oct. 5
Polsky Theatre
Steve Rigazzi’s Latin Jazz Quartet Reunion
Oct. 12
Polsky Theatre
Rod Fleeman Trio
Oct. 19
Polsky Theatre
Andrew Ouellette Trio

Oct. 26
Yardley Hall
Jackie Myers Quartet
Nov. 2
Yardley Hall
JCCC Faculty Jazz Quintet