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Free concert Sunday in NYM by renowned singer

A renowned classical vocalist from California, Judi Siirila Paskowitz, will be giving a free concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills this Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.

Janell Brakel will accompany Judi on piano. This recital is presented by the members of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center and will feature songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Meredith Wilson, and Andrew Lloyd Webber in addition to Puccini, Mozart, and Cole Porter.

A native of Los Angeles, Judi has appeared in leading roles in such operas as “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “La Bohème, Madama Butterfly,” “Aida,” “Il Trovatore,” “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Così Fan Tutte,” “The Magic Flute,” “Die Fledermaus” and “Hansel and Gretel,” with companies that include the Long Beach Opera, West Coast Opera, Opera Theatre of the Inland Empire, West End Opera and the Redlands Bowl Festival.

She was a member of Opera A La Carte, the touring repertory Gilbert & Sullivan company, performing lead roles in “The Mikado,” “Patience” and “The Pirates of Penzance.”

Judi has also appeared as soprano soloist with numerous symphony orchestras, including the Redlands, Torrance, Palisades, Cypress and Westchester Symphonies, as well as the Estonian National Symphony.