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How-To | Frank Epstein, Percussion
Bt movie not in use Demonstration of "hiss" stroke in a chorale from Mahler Symphony No. 2. 00h:01m:50s

Boston Symphony Orchestra percussionist Frank Epstein lists the names of a variety of cymbal strokes included in his book "Cymbalisms." He also demonstrates a cymbal stroke, the "hiss" within the context of Mahler Symphony No. 2

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Frank Epstein

A native of Amsterdam, percussionist Frank Epstein came to the United States in 1952, settling in Hollywood, and he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1968. Mr. Epstein has made recordings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BSO, and the Boston Pops, as well as with Collage New Music. Epstein is a consultant to the Avedis Zildjian Company on new product development, and as a clinician, he conducts workshops and seminars throughout the country, and is also a member of the Tanglewood Music Center faculty. Before joining the BSO he was a member of the San Antonio Symphony. Mr. Epstein received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California and his Master of Muisc from the New England Conservatory. He is currently on the faculty of New England Conservatory.