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Enjoy a Weekend of Dance and Music at Widener Beginning Dec. 4

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See Widener students in free music, dance and vocal performances beginning Dec. 4.

Beginning Friday, Dec. 4, Widener University invites the public to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a series of free dance and music performances on its Main Campus in Chester, Pa. Widener students have worked throughout the fall semester to practice their art and will now come together to stage their works.

The first performance, a dual concert performed by students of Widener’s Chamber Music and Dance programs, will take place Friday, Dec. 4 in Widener’s Kapelski Recital Hall at 7 p.m. The building is located on E. 14th and Walnut streets. The Chamber Music Program emphasizes small ensemble playing, and all groups are coached by professional musicians. Instruments featured in the Dec. 4 performance include the piano, guitar, clarinet, violin and more. The dance portion of the evening, led by distinguished artist Jessica Warchal King, will feature original modern dance compositions.

“The eclectic evening has something for everyone.  Our students have selected pieces to perform that they both enjoy and feel showcase their remarkable talent,” said Dr. Mara Parker, professor and chair of the Fine Arts Program at Widener.

On Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., the Widener Chorale will take the spotlight to perform a range of musical selections. This concert takes place in Widener’s Lathem Hall located on E. 13th and Potter streets. It is followed by a vocal studio recital on Sunday, Dec. 6, which also takes place at 7 p.m. in Lathem Hall. This recital features student soloists who will perform a range of pieces, both classical and popular, that will appeal to a broad audience.

For more information about this weekend of dance and music at Widener, please contact Mara Parker at 610-499-4344.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. are proud to be a tobacco-free. Visit the university website,