Richard Kaufman has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising music for film and television productions, as well as performing film and classical music in concert halls and on recordings. This past September, he made his National Symphony Orchestra debut, and conducts all four of the NSO's Nights at the Movies this season. As Principal Pops Conductor, Richard is in his 12th season with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and his 18th season with Orange County's Pacific Symphony. He is currently in his fifth season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert series, Friday Night at the Movies. Richard often appears as a guest conductor with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and around the world.