Patti Niemi’s path from Juilliard to the orchestra pit

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Guests: Patti Niemi and Christopher Deviney

Marty talks with percussionist PATTI NIEMI about her memoir ‘Sticking It Out,’ about her path from Juilliard to the orchestra pit and why she chose to play the drums instead of the flute. Niemi, a member of the percussion section of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, will be joined in studio by her boyfriend, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Percussionist CHRISTOPHER DEVINEY, to talk about their relationship and their lives as professional musicians.

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