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Make our Artists’ Legacies Part of Your Legacy

Recordings are the musical legacy of Cedille’s artists. Their body of work, represented by concert performances and recordings, defines their contribution to music history. Cedille’s projects reflect the artists’ musical passions. Sometimes, it’s new commissions or underperformed gems. Sometimes they desire to put their artistic stamp on more well-known repertoire, to document it for posterity. These recordings, made possible by your support, build their legacies. Cedille’s recordings thus become part of your legacy too!

During its 30+ year history, Cedille Records has promoted the work of over 180 distinct Chicago artists and ensembles and released more than 200 albums. Your gifts, now and in the future, will further our efforts on behalf of performing artists and composers in the Cedille family now — and those to come.

[A recording] shows a piece of time. Recording, for us, shapes the way we think about that music knowing that we’re going to put it down for an eternity. It makes you think about the music in a certain way that you might not if you’re just gonna get up and play it once [in concert]. You think about your legacy when you make a recording.
—Brandon Vamos, Pacifica Quartet

The Martin D. Ginsburg Society, named for Cedille’s first Board Chair, honors Marty and others who have elected to include Cedille Records in their estate plans and leave a legacy to Cedille. Please consider joining the Society to show your ongoing support of Cedille’s mission. To discuss how you can support Cedille now and beyond your lifetime, call Julie Polanski at (773) 989-2518 or email



Difficult Grace, based on Grammy Award-nominated cellist Seth Parker Woods’ multimedia concert tour de force, conceived by and featuring Woods in the triple role of cellist, narrator/guide, and movement artist, is Woods’ debut album for Cedille Records.

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For Women’s History Month, we feature 10 female vocalists who have recorded for Cedille, alternating between selections by male and female composers (with most written by the latter).

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On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with clarinetist John Bruce Yeh, who has served the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as assistant principal clarinetist since 1979, about his experience recording Chicago Clarinet Classics.