Mr. Friedman is presently the Music Director of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest.


Guest conducting engagements include:

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale, Turin, Italy
    • Daniel Barenboim, piano soloist
  • Civic Orchestra of Chicago
    • Mahler Symphony No. 5
    • Wagner, Die Walkure, Act 1 (the Chicago Sun-times called this concert “perhaps the best Civic concert in the past 30 years”)
  • Knox-Galesburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Faculty orchestra of the Music Festival of Santa Catarina, Brazil
    • Ein Helenleben
  • Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rome
  • Chautauqua Festival
  • Honolulu Symphony
  • Central Iowa Symphony Orchestra
  • Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Sweden
  • Mostly Mozart Festival, New York
  • University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Sweden
    • Sibelius Symphony No.1
  • Millennium Festival Orchestra
  • Beethoven Symphony No.9
  • American Opera Group
  • World Championship Gothenburg Brass Band

Friedman was formerly the Music Director of the River Cities Philharmonic, the Resident Conductor of the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and the Principal Guest Conductor at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. His conducting repertoire is extensive and focuses on the works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.