Congratulations to Richard Weiner, former principal percussionist of The Cleveland Orchestra, who will be awarded the 16th annual Cleveland Orchestra Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, Oct. 13, just before the Orchestra's concert at Severance Hall. The award honors a person or organization that has provided continuing exemplary service to the Musical Arts Association (MAA), the Orchestra's parent organization.
Before retiring at the end of the 2010-11 season, Richard Weiner served as principal percussionist of the Orchestra for 43 years, leading the section longer than anyone else in the Orchestra’s history. He performed with the Orchestra for a total of 48 years.
And he's not done playing: he'll be performing as an extra on the Orchestra's European tour later this month.
Photo by Roger Mastroianni
Sunday, October 9, 2011 ·