Wednesdays at 10:00pm
Jim Ginsburg, founder and President of Chicago’s Grammy Award-winning independent classical music label Cedille Records, hosts Cedille Chicago Presents, a program which focuses on Chicago’s top classical performers and composers with recordings drawn from the non-profit label’s catalog of more than 140 albums, and provides a behind-the-scenes view of the record industry and the recording process, sharing stories of artists and their recording sessions.
About Jim Ginsburg
Jim Ginsburg founded Cedille Records in 1989 while a law student at the University of Chicago. At the end of 1993, he founded The Chicago Classical Recording Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that now owns and operates Cedille. The creation of the Foundation allowed Cedille Records to greatly expand the scope of its recording activity to include all genres of classical music while continuing and codifying its mission of preserving and promoting the work of Chicago’s finest classical musicians. Over the past 20+ years, Cedille Chicago’s only independent classical label and the only label devoted to the classical musicians of a single metropolitan area has documented for posterity on audiophile-quality recordings the work of important Chicago composers, and Chicago musicians ranging from soloists to chamber ensembles, orchestras, choruses, and the Chicago Opera Theater.
Prior to founding Cedille, Mr. Ginsburg had worked for Nonesuch Records in New York and reviewed numerous recordings for the American Record Guide. He personally directs Cedille Records’ recording sessions, working closely with artists and engineers to maintain the label’s outstanding reputation for musical and sonic excellence. In 2009, the Chicago Tribune named Mr. Ginsburg a “Chicagoan of the Year” in the Arts; in 2010, he received an Arts Achievement Award from The Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation; and in 2011, the Chicago Jewish News named him a “Jewish Chicagoan of the Year.”