Stockholm Concert Hall
The Stockholm Concert Hall is the main hall for orchestral music in Stockholm, Sweden. With a design by Ivar Tengbom chosen in a competition, inaugurated in 1926, the Hall is home to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. It is also where the awarding ceremonies for the Nobel Prize and the Polar Music Prize are held annually. The interior includes work by Ewald Dahlskog, and the walls and ceiling in the minor hall, now known as Grünewald Hall, were painted by Isaac Grünewald. The exterior is the site of sculptor Carl Milles' 1936 bronze fountain, the Orfeus-Brunnen. The blue building lies to the east of Hötorget. The blue Konserthuset is situated on Hötorget in the heart of Stockholm. One of Sweden's architectonic masterpieces in the neoclassical style, the Concert Hall was built especially to house the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from being a venue for world-class concerts, it hosts the annual Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the Polar Music Prizes. The famous Orpheus Group by the main steps was created by sculptor Carl Milles. Unveiled 1936, it is one of Stockholm´s best-known landmarks and a popular meeting spot. During summertime, the Stockholm Concert Hall is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm.