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“Pic of the Week”, March 5, 2021: Stockholm’s Concert Hall.

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The Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset) was constructed to be the home of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, opening in 1926.  It’s situated on Hötorget (adjoining the Hay Market).

The neoclassical design of the blue building was by Ivar Tengbom and it’s built in the style of a Greek temple.  The Concert Hall is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Stockholm.  Guided tours of the interior are available wherein you can enjoy its grand staircases and crystal chandeliers.

In addition to hosting more than 200 orchestra concerts each year, the Concert Hall is also home to the annual Nobel Prize Award Ceremony every December 10th, which is attended by the Swedish Royal family, Nobel Laureates and their guests.  The Nobel Awards Dinner Reception is held in Stockholm’s City Hall.

Standing outside the concert hall is a bronze statue of Orpheus, by Swedish artist Carl Milles.   It was unveiled in 1936.

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