Chester, Pa. – Widener University will hold the first of three recitals to kick off the Widener University 2019 Recital Series on Sunday, Feb. 17. The first performance is by cellist Patrick Jee of the New York Philharmonic.

All three performances are free and open to the public. They will 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.

Jee, an established musician from New York, has experience from multiple worldwide music groups, including the Philharmonic Orchestra, since 2013. His extensive concert experience includes performances in the United States, Europe and Asia, in venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, London’s Wigmore Hall and Salle Gaveau in Paris.

Jee has won top awards at various worldwide music competitions including the Grand Prize of the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition.

Widener University’s 2019 Recital Series has for three seasons brought world-renowned musical performers to Widener. Following Jee, this season will feature performances by musicians John Vanore and Abstract Truth on Sunday, March 17, and Bill Mays Trio on Sunday, April 14. All performances are at 3 p.m. in Kapelski Recital Hall.