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What:
Concert Hall
The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College connects and enriches the community by: Serving as a national and community leader for the performing arts Presenting professional performing arts programming Providing a comprehensive arts education program Commissioning and presenting new artistic work Advancing and assisting in the development of new artistic work and the careers of young and gifted artists http://www.jccc.edu/performing-arts-series/events/current/index.html
Where:
12345 College Boulevard - The Carlsen Center,
Overland Park KS
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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 27 2:00 pm

    Heartland Chamber Music Festival Faculty Concert

    Performance by Heartland Chamber Music Festival faculty for students, parents and the public.

     

  • Jul 30 7:00 pm

    Miami String Quartet Performance

    Praised in The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy,” the Miami String Quartet has established its place among the most widely respected...

     

  • Jul 31 7:00 pm

    Heartland Chamber Music Junior Festival Concert

    Junior festival participants' performance at conclusion of Heartland Chamber Music Junior Festival.

     

  • Aug 1 7:00 pm

    Heartland Chamber Music Festival Scholars Concert

    Performance by Heartland Chamber Music Festival scholars.

     

  • Aug 2 2:00 pm

    Heartland Chamber Music Festival Student Concert

    Concluding performance by Heartland Chamber Music Festival students.

     

  • Aug 2 7:00 pm

    Heartland Chamber Music Festival Student Concert

    Concluding performance by Heartland Chamber Music Festival students.

     

  • Aug 16 8:00 pm

    Flamenco Mío

    Flamenco is an art form centuries old, that embraces the exchange of new ideas, and fosters boldness and originality. Similar to contemporary jazz, Flamenco is influenced by and born of many cultures - Gypsy, Jewish, Moorish, and indigenous Andalusian. It is infused with the politics and class...

     

  • Sep 6 8:00 pm

    Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan

    Grammy winner Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Proclaimed by Eric Clapton as "by far without a doubt the best guitar player alive … He really changed the course of rock 'n' roll blues." Over the last three decades, this "titan of the blues" has used his raw, blistering vocals and high-voltage...

     

  • Sep 26 8:00 pm

    New Dance Partners 'The Ultimate Collaboration'

    Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, 2014 “These three collaborative works each showcased an expression of human experience in gratifying performances that were inventive and stimulating.” - The Kansas City Star 8 p.m. Yardley Hall A collaboration where the JCCC Performing Arts Series...

     

  • Sep 27 8:00 pm

    New Dance Partners 'The Ultimate Collaboration'

    Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, 2014 “These three collaborative works each showcased an expression of human experience in gratifying performances that were inventive and stimulating.” - The Kansas City Star 8 p.m. Yardley Hall A collaboration where the JCCC Performing Arts Series...

     

  • Oct 5 7:00 pm

    Clint Black

    “An old-fashioned, dyed-in-the-wool, unapologetic singer/songwriter who knows how to be country just by being himself.” - The Acorn 7 p.m. Yardley Hall Hear live hit after hit when this country music maestro brings a downsized, tightly tuned band into an epic evening of down-home songs,...

     

  • Oct 17 8:00 pm

    Los Lobos - featuring La Pistola y El Corazon

    “Music this powerful and pure is rare, and last night I rejoiced in just how thoroughly these guys punctured the old myth that no great music grows in L.A. This was rock and roll greatness, and I, for one, am still stunned. It’s not usually this good. Long live Los Lobos ...” - American...

     

  • Oct 18 8:00 pm

    Julie Fowlis Music of the Scottish Isles

    ““…some voices … transport you to another place … and make magic out of thin air. Julie Fowlis has such a voice.” - Evening Standard, London 8 p.m. Polsky Theatre Fowlis sang “Touch The Sky,” the theme song for “Brave,” Pixar’s Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning animated...

     

  • Oct 25 8:00 pm

    Riders in the Sky

    “Relive the old days when cowboys roamed the range. You can almost feel the heat from the campfire and hear the coyote in the distance.” - East Bay Express 8 p.m. Yardley Hall The ponies are rested and watered

     

  • Oct 26 7:00 pm

    Ben Sollee, rock 'n' roll cellist

    7 p.m. Polsky Theatre Meet rock 'n' roll cellist, Ben Sollee An exceptional fusion of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, influenced by artists like Randy Newman, Peter Gabriel and Sam Cooke, are combined into thrilling cello playing that mixes new techniques with a resonant sound. Sollee’s...

     

  • Nov 1 8:00 pm

    Imani Winds and Harlem Quartet featuring Passion for Bach and Coltrane

    8 p.m. Yardley Hall Alex Brown, piano | Zach Brown, bass | Ulysses Owens, drums | A.B. Spellman, poet/orator The first half of the program will feature each ensemble separately, while the second half will feature the newly commissioned work, Passion for Bach and Coltrane. Based upon the poety of...

     

  • Nov 8 8:00 pm

    Thodos Dance Chicago A Light in the Dark (Helen Keller’s story) Plus mixed repertory

    “Thodos Dance’s ‘Helen Keller’ is a feast for the senses...this is a work of tremendous empathy that literally animates a true story.” - Chicago Sun-Times 8 p.m. Yardley Hall With breathtaking athleticism, mesmerizing music and vibrant choreography, 12 versatile dancers bring the...

     

  • Nov 21 8:00 pm

    Terry Bradshaw America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde: My Life in Four Quarters

    “Terry won a nearly five-minute standing ovation amid heavy applause. The ref’s verdict on his play: a touchdown.” - Las Vegas Sun 8 p.m. Yardley Hall America’s best-loved football announcer, sports legend and performer Unfold the pages of Terry Bradshaw’s lifetime playbook and share...

     

  • Dec 5 7:30 pm

    Chris Botti

    7:30 p.m. Yardley Hall 2013 Grammy Award-winner for Best Pop Instrumental Album Playing with a distinctive expressive sound and a soaring musical imagination, smooth jazz trumpeter Chris Botti puts a new spin on classic standards and other favorites in an intimate melodic celebration. This...

     

  • Dec 5 8:00 pm

    Julian Sands A Celebration of Harold Pinter

    “... when he reads Pinter’s poems… you feel the playwright’s presence” - New York Times 8 p.m. Polsky Theatre Nominated for a 2013 Drama Desk Award A classic tribute to playwright Harold Pinter’s life, told through his poetry Directed by John Malkovich What does one say when...

     

  • Dec 13 8:00 pm

    Marilyn Maye

    “Marilyn Maye has everything. She can belt, and she can sing ballads with the kind of warmth that makes your heart smile. She has a theatrical flair that captivates and enthralls, and jazzspiced chops that can reach notes most singers a third her age can’t even hit in their dreams. She’s...

     

  • Jan 29 7:30 pm

    Tango Buenos Aires 'Song of Eva Perón'

    “Sometimes playful, sometimes dramatic, and always sensuous, the closely entwined bodies and limbs moved with amazing speed through deftly engineered movements, including frequent dips, deep slides, energetic foot stomps and ballet-like turns.” - Ruidoso News 7:30 p.m. Yardley Hall...

     

  • Feb 14 8:00 pm

    Voice 'If Music Be the Food of Love'

    “In a musical world where genres and repertoires are readily pigeonholed, Voice is refreshing for its keenness to avoid such barriers.” - Meurig Bowen, Director, Cheltenham Music Festival 8 p.m. Polsky Theatre The beauty, heartache and humor of love Love, in all its forms, has inspired human...

     

  • Mar 21 8:00 pm

    Cherish the Ladies 30th Anniversary Tour

    “Cherish the Ladies has been a leading group in the Irish traditional world for more than a decade … it is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.” - The Boston Globe 8 p.m. Yardley Hall The most successful and sought-after Irish-American group in...

     

  • Mar 26 7:30 pm

    'The Merchant of Venice' Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

    Four Shows | Polsky Theatre 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 8 p.m. Friday, March 27 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29 Presented by Jewish Community Center/White Theatre and JCCC Performing Arts Series. Produced by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Sidonie Garrett....

     

  • Mar 27 8:00 pm

    The Merchant of Venice Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

    Four Shows | Polsky Theatre 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 8 p.m. Friday, March 27 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29 Presented by Jewish Community Center/White Theatre and JCCC Performing Arts Series. Produced by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Sidonie Garrett....

     

  • Mar 27 8:00 pm

    MOMIX 'Alchemia'

    8 p.m. Yardley Hall The irrepressible Moses Pendleton presents Alchemia, his new work for the dazzling dancer-illusionists of MOMIX. It's all about the art of alchemy, and the alchemy of art. Pendleton’s latest creation is an enchanting, phantasmagorical multimedia spectacle full of...

     

  • Mar 28 8:00 pm

    The Merchant of Venice Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

    Four Shows | Polsky Theatre 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 8 p.m. Friday, March 27 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29 Presented by Jewish Community Center/White Theatre and JCCC Performing Arts Series. Produced by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Sidonie Garrett....

     

  • Mar 28 8:00 pm

    MOMIX 'Alchemia'

    8 p.m. Yardley Hall The irrepressible Moses Pendleton presents Alchemia, his new work for the dazzling dancer-illusionists of MOMIX. It's all about the art of alchemy, and the alchemy of art. Pendleton’s latest creation is an enchanting, phantasmagorical multimedia spectacle full of...

     

  • Mar 29 2:00 pm

    'The Merchant of Venice' Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

    Four Shows | Polsky Theatre 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 8 p.m. Friday, March 27 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29 Presented by Jewish Community Center/White Theatre and JCCC Performing Arts Series. Produced by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Sidonie Garrett....

     

  • Apr 12 7:00 pm

    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    “They extract more than seems humanly possible from so small and so modest an instrument.” - The New York Times 7 p.m. Yardley Hall Back by popular demand! Barnstorming stage performance, impromptu jams and guerrilla gigs … they’re like Monty Python with ukuleles! You may never think...

     

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