Richard Weiner is the former Principal Percussionist of The Cleveland Orchestra and Co-Chair of the PAS Symphonic Committee.
Hired by George Szell in 1963, he was appointed principal in 1968 where he led the section for 43 years. In 2011 he received The Cleveland Orchestra Distinguished Service Award presented yearly to a person or persons to recognize extraordinary service to The Cleveland Orchestra.
Since his retirement in 2011, Richard continues to occasionally perform with the orchestra and remains an active faculty member at The Cleveland Institute of Music, a position he has held since 1963. Richard has also performed and presented at numerous PASICs, most recently in 2017 with the Symphonic Emeritus Section.