Upcoming Events

There are 10 upcoming Rush Hour Concerts

Thursday
28
February
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #2: Recognise
Samuel Barber Capricorn Concerto
Emilie Mayer Symphony No.5
Holly Mathieson conductor
Jack Welch Flute
Alex Fryer Oboe
Erika Curbelo Trumpet
Rush Hour #2: Recognise

Rush Hour #2: Recognise

The greatest of art sometimes falls through the cracks, only to be rightfully rediscovered decades later. Enter Emilie Mayer, a 19th-century composer whose music you need to hear.
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Thursday
14
March
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #3: Vindication
Sergei Rachmaninov Symphony No.2
Rebecca Miller Conductor
Students from the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
Rush Hour #3: Vindication

Rush Hour #3: Vindication

Written in secret, Rachmaninov unleashed a symphony into the world that vindicated his incredible talent and cleansed a troubled soul.
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Thursday
21
March
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #4: Pinnacle
Jean-Philippe Rameau Suite from Les Boréades
Joseph Haydn Symphony No.104 ‘London'
Christian Curnyn conductor
Rush Hour #4: Pinnacle

Rush Hour #4: Pinnacle

A final symphony and a final opera, spanning two of Europe’s great metropolises.
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Thursday
25
April
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #6: Rebellion
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in D minor RV566
Jean-Philippe Rameau Suite from Naïs
Francesco Geminiani Concerto Grosso No.5
Thomas Arne Overture to Artaxerxes
Adrian Butterfield director
Rush Hour #6: Rebellion

Rush Hour #6: Rebellion

Rich, earthy tones ring out as - with the help of gut strings and authentic period bows - we're transported back 300 years to an era where musical rebellion was thick in the air.
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Thursday
02
May
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #7: Anticipation
Johannes Brahms Symphony No.1
Simon Over Conductor
Rush Hour #7: Anticipation

Rush Hour #7: Anticipation

Over 20 years in the making and with the heavy weight of anticipation resting upon his shoulders, Brahms’ first steps into the world of symphonic writing feel more like a triumphant leap in the great unknown.
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Thursday
06
June
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #8: Transfigured
Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Karin Hendrickson conductor
Rush Hour #8: Transfigured

Rush Hour #8: Transfigured

Written on the eve of the 20th century, Schoenberg’s ultra-Romantic Transfigured Night uses the shimmering tones of a string orchestra to conjure a moonlit setting for a tale of emotional transformation.
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Thursday
18
July
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #9: Tuscan
Simon Over Conductor
Rush Hour #9: Tuscan

Rush Hour #9: Tuscan

If you can't make it to the Anghiari Festival for a week of orchestral, chamber and choral gems this summer, fear not: In the last Rush Hour before the summer holiday, we're bringing a hint of Tuscany to Waterloo.
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Thursday
19
September
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #10: Discovery
Dorothy Howell Humoresque
Dorothy Howell The Rock
Dorothy Howell Divertissements
Dorothy Howell Suite from Koong Shee
Rebecca Miller Conductor
Rush Hour #10: Discovery

Rush Hour #10: Discovery

100 years ago, a new composer on the scene stormed the nation's imagination.
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Thursday
10
October
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #11: Unleashed
Colin Labadie Entwined (UK premiere)
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.8
James Hendry conductor
Rush Hour #11: Unleashed

Rush Hour #11: Unleashed

Beethoven described his Eighth Symphony as “unbuttoned”; today we might think of it as being like a double espresso.
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Thursday
31
October
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Rush Hour #12: Imagine
Joseph Haydn An Imaginary Orchestral Journey
Eugene Lee Associate Leader
Rush Hour #12: Imagine

Rush Hour #12: Imagine

Don’t let the wig or 18th-century attire fool you. Whether escaping from tigers at the Tower of London to being a Casanova worthy of a sit-com, Haydn was one seriously interesting person.
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