During the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-13 season, anonymous donors endowed in perpetuity the principal viola chair but requested some time to decide on how they wanted the chair to be named. After quite a bit of thought, the donors have decided upon “The Paul Hindemith Principal Viola Chair, endowed by an anonymous benefactor.”

Hindemith appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on several occasions, as viola soloist and conductor, between 1938 and 1963.

Read more: Introducing The Paul Hindemith Principal Viola Chair