Pamela Rootenberg

 

When did you start playing your instrument?

 

Age 9.

 

 

What do you do when you're not playing in the LSO?

 

I am a psychiatrist in private practice.

 

 

When, or how, did you come to join the orchestra?
 

I joined the orchestra 20 years ago after I moved to Philadelphia.  I called Irving to find out if there were any openings in the clarinet section, and he invited me and my husband over to his house.  After I played for him, Martha served us tea and cake, and the next week I went to my first rehearsal with the orchestra.

 
Do you play in any other musical groups?
 

I am a member of a wind quintet -- Earth, Fire and Winds.

 
 
Are you originally from Lansdowne/Philadelphia?
 

I am originally from South Africa.

 
 
 
Instrument
 

Clarinet

2010 - present

2010 - present