Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 96 - Patti Niemi

San Francisco Opera Orchestra Percussionist and Memorist Patti Niemi talks about her now 26-year position with the Orchestra and her other percussion interests (01:40), how her book “Sticking It Out” came to be (21:25), the issues of power in teacher/student relationships and the Anita Hill hearings (34:30), her career dealing with anxiety (46:10), growing up near Rochester, NY (01:01:00), her years at Juilliard (01:10:00), and managing her way through the Random Ass Questions (01:22:20).

Finishing with a “further” Rave on Patti’s book (01:34:20).


Patti Niemi's homepage

Patti Niemi's San Franscisco Opera homepage

"Sticking It Out"

Jake Heggie

"Lady Macbeth" - Shostakovich

"Porgy and Bess" Xylophone Excerpt

Messiaen and Percussion Writing

Howard Hersh

"Winter Season: A Dancer's Journey" - Toni Bentley

Williard Scott

 Bryant Gumbel

Jane Pauley

Anita documentary trailer

Will James

Bob Ayers Percussion

Miami Heat History

Glen Rice

Ruth Cahn

Mary Karr

Maya Angelou

Philip Roth

Curtis Sittenfeld

On Writing - Stephen King

Judy Blume

Jon Burgardt

The Graduate trailer

Paranormal Activity trailer

"I Know What I Like" - Genesis

"Che Nell'alma Infondere Amor" from Don Carlo - Verdi