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Recital Series - Fall 2022

Noon CDT on Mondays and Tuesdays, September 13, 2022 - November 8, 2022 | Yardley Hall, Polsky Theatre, Regnier/Nerman Atrium

FREE (tickets not issued or required)


Now in their 34th 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 Midwest Trust Center west underground garage is provided.


Fall 2022 Ruel Joyce Series
Mondays at noon

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

Fall 2022 Ruel Joyce Series
Date Recital Location
Sep. 19 St. Petersburg Quartet Polsky Theatre
Sep. 26 Slawomir Dobrzanski, piano Polsky Theatre
Oct. 3 Martin Cuellar, piano Polsky Theatre
Oct. 10 Genaro Mendez, tenor
Paul Stevens, horn
David Colwell, violin
Ellen Sommer, piano
Polsky Theatre
Oct. 17 Music of the Spanish Court for Voice, Viol and Vihuela Polsky Theatre
Oct. 24 Sean Chen, piano Yardley Hall
Oct. 31 Eva Peng, soprano
Joseph Michael Tomasso, oboe and clarinet
Anthony Olson, pianist
Yardley Hall
Nov. 7 Kansas City Lyric Opera Residents Yardley Hall

Fall 2022 Jazz Series
Tuesdays at noon

Fall 2022 Jazz Series
Date Recital Location
Sep. 13 Charlie Parker Celebration Regnier/Nerman Atrium
Sep. 27 Lynn Zimmer and Friends Polsky Theatre
Oct. 4 Leslie Maclean Trio Polsky Theatre
Oct. 11 Greg Meise Trio Yardley Hall
Oct. 18 Kelley Gant Quartet Polsky Theatre
Oct. 25 Marcus Lewis Quintet Yardley Hall
Nov. 1 James Ward Band Yardley Hall
Nov. 8 JCCC Faculty Jazz Quintet Yardley Hall