The tough Finn composer is often associated with the spruce forests and granite cliffs of Finnish nature, but he was just as much a world-famous socialite who mingled in the salons of Helsinki, Stockholm, Paris and Berlin.
As Finland’s national composer, he has a strong popular support. His production has been described in his home country as “one of classical music’s most fascinating treasures” and this may be in line with world-famous percussion numbers such as Valse triste and Finlandia and profound, unique masterpieces such as Luonnotar and Tapiola. His violin concerto has been recorded more times than most from the 20th century, by world-famous soloists such as Jascha Heifetz, Itzhak Perlman and Anne-Sophie Mutter.
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.