Richard Weiner was appointed to The Cleveland Orchestra by George Szell in 1963 and served as principal percussionist of the group for more than 40 years, retiring in 2011. He participated in every foreign tour that the Orchestra has undertaken except for the 1957 tour, traveling with the Orchestra to Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and the Soviet Union, as well as South and Central America. He has participated in more than 100 world or U.S. premieres with the Orchestra as well as more than 100 recordings, many of which won awards.

Mr. Weiner holds degrees in music from Temple University and Indiana University, and earned a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Cleveland State University. He and his wife, Jacqueline, combine his enjoyment of photography with Orchestra tours, seashore trips, and sailing.
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