Richard Waller Death, Obituary – Richard “Dick” Waller, a revered member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) who served as Principal Clarinet for 34 years and an icon of Cincinnati culture, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 93. Waller was a part of the CSO for many years and held the position of Principal Clarinet for many of those years. Waller was a member of the CSO for a significant amount of time and served as the Principal Clarinet for a significant portion of those years. Waller was a member of the CSO for a considerable amount of time and served as the Principal Clarinet for a considerable portion of the years that he was a member of the orchestra. Dick was a musician for his entire life and served as the concertmaster of the United States Navy Band in the 1950s. During this time, he was in the Navy. During the same decade, Music Director Max Rudolph approached Dick about joining the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a clarinetist as soon as an opening presented itself.
Dick accepted the offer. However, beginning in the year 1961 and continuing until the year 1994, he held the position of Principal Clarinet for the Orchestra. In the year 1960, he held the position of co-Principal Clarinet for the Orchestra; however, beginning in the year 1961, he held the position of Principal Clarinet for the Orchestra. In the year 1994, he decided to end his career with the company and retire. While performing as a concerto soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra more than ten times, he presented the world premieres of Easley Blackwood’s Clarinet Concerto and Ingolf Dahl’s Symphony Concertante for Two Clarinets and Orchestra. Both of these works were written for clarinet and orchestra. Ingolf Dahl is responsible for the composition of both of these works. These two pieces were written from the very beginning with the clarinet and the orchestra in mind as they were being composed. In addition to that, he gave a performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra of Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, which was written by Aaron Copland, while Aaron Copland was serving as the conductor of the orchestra.
After Dick retired, he began to focus on abstract painting and continued to pursue his lifelong passion of “making music among friends.” Both of these activities he did after retiring. Dick considered both of these pursuits to be very significant. He started what is now known as the Linton Music Series in 1978 when he established it. This series provides some of the most well-known guest artists who have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with the opportunity to “make music among friends” through a variety of musical collaborations. These artists have all previously collaborated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In this trying time, we want Dick’s family and friends to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please be assured that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. I wish and pray that he will be at peace for the entirety of eternity after he has passed away.