In concert

In addition to the thought-provoking exhibition, there will be a concert at the Concertgebouw on Monday 21 October. Willem was inspired by classical music and was particularly enthralled by the music and ideas of Dmitri Shostakovich, who resisted all forms of oppression. Willem described his work as ‘symphonies that come out of my brain’. To honour the artist, Jules van Hessen will conduct a performance of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony (‘Leningrad’).