Mr. Friedman is presently the Music Director of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest as well as the Principal Guest Conductor at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts.


Guest conducting engagements include:

RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale, Turin, Italy
Daniel Barenboim, piano soloist
Civic Orchestra of Chicago, public masterclass
Mahler Symphony No. 5
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
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 2008
Ein Helenleben
Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rome
Chautauqua Festival
Honolulu Symphony (tour)
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 and the Resident Conductor of the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. His conducting repertoire is extensive and focuses on the works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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