The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest

Jay Friedman, Music Director

Oak Parker Gladys Welge founded The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest, originally known as the Oak Park Symphony, in the fall of 1931.

Cheers to 90 Years! Did you know The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest is celebrating its 90th Anniversary? And, Jay Friedman is celebrating his 25th year as Music Director!

Explore Our Performances

Recent Audience Feedback:

“The Beethoven piece literally brought two of us to tears! We hope to get season tickets next year too.”

“Love the programming, music is better every year, looking forward to next year’s concert series.”

“The OPRF symphony is a real local treasure. Thank you for continuing to bring high quality arts to OPRF and surrounds.”


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