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Recital Series - Fall 2023

Noon CDT on Mondays and Tuesdays, September 19, 2023 - November 7, 2023 | Polsky Theatre (unless otherwise noted)

FREE (tickets not issued or required)

Now in their 35th 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 2023 Ruel Joyce Series
Mondays at noon

Fall 2023 Ruel Joyce Series
Date Recital Location
Sep. 25 Chiafei Lin, violin
Karen Savage, piano
Polsky Theatre
Oct. 2 Kyle Jones, saxophone
Jessica Koebbe, piano
Gina Hart-Kemper, flute
Joseph Tomasso, oboe
Polsky Theatre
Oct. 9 Ho Anthony Ahn, cello
Jeffrey Savage, piano
Polsky Theatre
Oct. 16 Eman Chalshotori, cello
John Livingston, piano
Polsky Theatre
Oct. 23 Jopara Ensemble
Paraguayan and Classical Music
Yardley Hall

Fall 2023 Jazz Series
Tuesdays at noon

Fall 2023 Jazz Series
Date Recital Location
Sep. 19 Charlie Parker Tribute featuring
Gerald Spaits, bass and Charles Perkins, alto sax
Regnier/Nerman Atrium
Sep. 26 Bob Bowman Trio Polsky Theatre
Oct. 3 Charles Gaschet Group Polsky Theatre
Oct. 10 Brant Jester Trio Polsky Theatre
Oct. 17 Charles Williams Trio Polsky Theatre
Oct. 24 Horacescope with Stan Kessler Yardley Hall
Oct. 31 Justin Binek Trio Yardley Hall
Nov. 7 JCCC Faculty Jazz Quintet Yardley Hall