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Recital Series - Fall 2024

Noon CDT on Mondays and Tuesdays, September 30, 2024 - November 12, 2024 | Polsky Theatre and Yardley Hall

FREE (tickets not issued or required)


Now in their 36th 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 2024 Ruel Joyce Series
Mondays at noon

Fall 2024 Ruel Joyce Series
Date Recital Location
Sep. 30 Destiny Ann Mermagin, violin
Michael Mermagin, cello
Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, piano
Polsky Theatre
Oct. 7 Soojin Jin, piano
Ed Laut, cello
Polsky Theatre
Oct. 14 St. Petersburg Quartet Polsky Theatre
Oct. 21 Jayne Siemens, soprano
John Livingston, piano
Polsky Theatre
Oct. 28 Tom Aber and the Brookside String Quartet Polsky Theatre
Nov. 4 Sean Chen Yardley Hall
Nov. 11 Tomoko Iguchi, violin and viola
Karen Savage, piano
Yardley Hall

Fall 2024 Jazz Series
Tuesdays at noon

Fall 2024 Jazz Series
Date Recital Location
Oct. 1 Rod Fleeman Trio Polsky Theatre
Oct. 8 Eclipse Trio
Everett Freeman, piano
DeAndre Manning, bass
Michael Warren, drums
Polsky Theatre
Oct. 15 Paganova Quintet Yardley Hall
Oct. 22 Chris Hazelton Trio Polsky Theatre
Oct. 29 Roger Wilder Quintet Yardley Hall
Nov. 5 Lisa Hittle and the Wichita Connections Yardley Hall
Nov. 12 Charlie Parker Celebration!
Gerald Spaits/Charles Perkins Quartet
Yardley Hall