In the foyer of the Great Hall is the bronze bust of Caroline Wijk (1847–1918). She made a very large donation to the construction of the Concert Hall at Götaplatsen, in memory of her son Olof Wijk. Caroline Wijk was married to politician Olof Wijk and born into the Dickson merchant family. The eldest son Olof (born 1874) died in 1896 of measles, which at the time was a fatal disease.
Per Hasselberg (1850-1894)
Per Hasselberg was active in Paris 1876-1890. In Gothenburg you can see his famous work “Såningskvinnan” (alt. Johanna) in Brunnsparken and at the art museum there is “Snöklockan” from 1881 and “Grodan” and also the plaster model of the bronze bust “Caroline Wijk” (GKM Sk 147).
74 x 45 x 28 cm
Art with music in focus
Many of the works of art in Gothenburg Concert Hall are connected to music or have a relationship with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Here you will find everything from portraits of composers such as Grieg and Sibelius to Sweden's largest weave with patterns by Sven X-et Erixson.
Experience the concert magic
Gothenburg Concert Hall has enchanted music lovers since 1935! It is one of life’s great pleasures to come here, relax and take in the atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings, before being moved, exalted and overwhelmed by the evening’s music.