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Cedille artists shine in Chicago summer concert line-up

A key component of Cedille Chicago’s mission is bringing artists from Chicago to the attention of audiences worldwide. We are proud to play a part in the international success experienced by so many artists who have recorded with Cedille.

There are several Cedille artists who will perform in Chicago this summer.

Rush Hour Concerts

Marta Aznavoorian, piano
Janet Sung, violin
June 13 | 5:45pm

Reena Esmail
Piano Quintet 

Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 

Grant Park Music Festival String Fellows
July 18 | 5:45pm

Clarice Assad

Xavier Foley
String Quartet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Avalon String Quartet
Oksana Ezhokina, piano
August 1 | 5:45pm

Reena Esmail
Piano Quintet 

Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 

Trio Diorama
MingHuan Xu, violin
Nick Photinos, cello
Winston Choi, piano
August 22 | 5:45pm

Bongani Ndodana-Breen
Two Nguni Dances

Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor


Chicago Symhpony Orchestra Summer Residency
Ravinia Festival

Conducted by Marin Alsop, Mei-Ann Chen, and Jonathan Heyward (among others)

Jorge Federico Osorio
June 28 | 7:30pm

Johannes Brahms
Four Balades
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 30
Piano Sonata No. 32

Nicole Cabell, soprano
Lara Downes, piano
August 23 | 7:30pm

Florence Price

Clarice Assad
A World of Change

Dobrinka Tabarovka
Simple Prayer for Complex Times

Karen Tanaka

Amy Beach
Under the Stars

Margaret Bonds
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed and other songs, including unpublished works in premiere performances

Billie Holiday
God Bless the Child
Don’t Explain
Ain’t Nobody’s Business

Debbie Friedman
Laugh at All My Dreams

Missy Mazzoli
A Map of Laughter

Florence Price
Piano Sonata in E minor

Black Oak Ensemble
September 9 | 2:00pm (Sold out)

Dick Kattenburg
Trio à cordes

Sándor Kuti
Serenade for String Trio

Gideon Klein
String Trio

Paul Hermann

Hans Krása

Géza Frid
Trio à cordes


Haymarket Opera Company
Friday, July 23 | 8:00pm

Johann Adolph Hasse
Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra

Third Coast Percussion
June 11 | 8:30pm

Brian Ellis
World Premiere TBD

Florence Anna Maunders
World Premiere TBD

Sakari Dixon Vanderveer
World Premiere TBD

Joe W. Moore III

Robyn Jacob
Transference and Zoosemiotics

Grant Park Orchestra & Chorus, Carlos Kalmar

Grant Park Music Festival 2023 Season

Concerts every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from June 14 – August 19



Grammy Award-winning, “velvet voiced” (NPR) baritone Will Liverman presents a recital program honoring women in classical music, past and present, on Show Me The Way, his second “passion project” recording for Cedille.

Monthly Playlist

In honor of Women’s History Month and the March 8 release of Will Liverman’s all-women composers album Show Me The Way, we present a playlist devoted entirely to songs composed by women. We’ll add tracks from the new album on the date of its release.

Album of the Week

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Listen Now

On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with celebrated baritone Will Liverman about his experience recording Cedille’s latest release, Show Me The Way. The album features a collection of songs curated by Will Liverman and longtime recital partner Jonathan King and celebrates American female composers from 20th century.