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Recital Series: Widener invites public to John Vanore and Abstract Truth’s March 17 performance

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The second performance in the Widener University Recital Series will feature John Vanore and Abstract Truth

Chester, Pa. – On Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m., Widener University will host world-renowned musician John Vanore and his band, Abstract Truth. This is the second of three concerts in the 2019 Widener University Recital Series.

All performances are free and open to the public. They take place on Widener's main campus in Kapelski Recital Hall, an amphitheater designed for superb acoustics and intimate, engaging and personal concert experiences. The hall is located on the corner of East 14th and Walnut streets in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Vanore, an artist in residence at Widener University, and Abstract Truth continue to work toward being a leader in the jazz movement by currently redefining big bands through a uniquely instrumented ensemble. The group's most recent album CULTURE presents an original point of view through a prominent soloist. The ensemble values traditions of the big band, but is neither limited by nor imitating it.

The unique instrumentation of Vanore and Abstract Truth is structured as a small jazz group plus four trumpets, two trombones and French horn. Orchestrations bring explosive power to small intimate groupings.

The ensemble's members bring rich and diverse experiences through performances with musicians Phil Woods, Buddy Rich, Slide Hampton, Randy Brecker, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Pat Martino and many others.

Widener University's 2019 Recital Series has for three seasons brought world-renowned musical performers to Widener. The final performance will be Bill Mays Trio on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. in Kapelski Recital Hall.

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 comprises seven schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Visit the university website,