French Soprano and South African/Israeli Pianist to Perform at JBU Nov. 20

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Laetitia Grimaldi Spitzer and Ammiel Bushakevitz will perform at JBU Sunday, Nov. 20.

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Nov. 15, 2016) – John Brown University’s Department of Music and Theatre will host French soprano Laetitia Grimaldi Spitzer and South African/Israeli pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Spitzer, in 2012, graduated from the Juilliard School, New York with a master’s degree and has since performed in world-renowned halls and opera stages, including Carnegie Hall in 2013. Bushakevitz graduated from the Conservatoire de Paris and received the prestigious European Commission Award.

During the concert, Spitzer and Bushakevitz will perform romantic French songs, presented in the style of a Parisian salon concert from the Belle Époque, the time period between 1871 to 1914. The artists will introduce each song detailing its historical backgrounds.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, visit or call 479-524-7382.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2017), JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 40 states and 37 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 39 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.


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