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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


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Mary Elizabeth Bowden, praised for her “splendid, brilliant” artistry (Gramophone), celebrates the narrative power of the trumpet. Bowden is joined by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Allen Tinkham in a collection of new concertos that redefine the trumpet’s voice in modern classical music.

Monthly Playlist

In celebration of Storyteller: Contemporary Concertos for Trumpet: trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden‘s Cedille debut album of contemporary concertos for her instrument, a playlist of late-20th & 21st century concertos from Cedille.

Album of the Week

Enjoy Cedille’s Weekly Featured Release.

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On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden about her experience recording Cedille’s latest release, Storyteller: Contemporary Concertos for Trumpet.