Free Rush Hour Concerts

Boundless excitement. Heart-wrenching tragedy. Whisky-fuelled parties...

All this and more awaits in our free, bite-sized concerts at St John's Waterloo this year.

From epic symphonies to propulsive chamber music, these free concerts give everyone the chance to experience classical music in all its guises. If you're new to classical music, this is the perfect way to dip a toe in the water. If you're a seasoned concert-goer, we guarantee you'll find something alongside the players themselves.

Experience a different kind of rush hour and feed your curiosity.

Upcoming Free Rush Hour Concerts

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Thursday
22
February
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Carreño Two movements from Serenade for String Orchestra
Mozart Bassoon Concerto
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Natalia Luis-Bassa Conductor
Izabela Musial Bassoon
RUSH HOUR #2: PRODIGIES

RUSH HOUR #2: PRODIGIES

Both Teresa Carreño and Mozart were composing music before the age of six, child prodigies buzzing with ideas and talent.
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Thursday
01
March
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Michael Torke Ash
Beethoven Symphony No.4
Jonathan Bloxham Conductor
RUSH HOUR #3: ILLUMINATE

RUSH HOUR #3: ILLUMINATE

Exploring how lighting might illuminate not only musicians on-stage but the inner-workings of a symphony too, we leap from the shadows into a maze of dazzling contrasts.
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Thursday
08
March
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Judith Weir Winter Song
Kate Whitley Autumn Songs
Thea Musgrave The Seasons
Jessica Cottis Conductor
RUSH HOUR #4: SEASONS

RUSH HOUR #4: SEASONS

Walking around New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and more began conjuring the sounds of seasons in Thea Musgrave’s mind.
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