The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) percussion section has featured some wonderful musicians over the years – players who have developed techniques that have been adopted worldwide, due in no small part to the innate musical focus of their work. Among them is Frank Epstein, who studied with Everett Firth of the BSO, as well as with Robert Sonner and William Kraft, before joining the BSO in 1968. To mark his 40 seasons with the BSO, Brian Bell, producer of the Boston Symphony concert broadcasts on WGBH, put together this salute to Frank Epstein and his many fascinating activities, including several commissions from Bradford and Dorothea Endicott, and a work for percussion by his daughter Nomi Epstein.

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