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
12
July
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Respighi Il tramonto
Mozart Overture from 'La clemenza di Tito'
Mozart Non piu di fiori from 'La clemenza di Tito'
Mozart In quali eccessi..Mi tradi from 'Don Giovanni'
Rossini Overture from Il signor Bruschino
Rossini Oh Patria...Di tanti palpiti from 'Tancredi'
Simon Over Conductor
Lotte Betts-Dean
RUSH HOUR #12: ANTEPRIMA

RUSH HOUR #12: ANTEPRIMA

A sprinkling of Tuscan magic in London, we preview a selection of the music featuring at this year’s Anghiari Festival.
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Thursday
27
September
FREE
9.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Copland Quiet City
Dani Howard Silver Falls
Ravel Mother Goose
Eugene Lee
RUSH HOUR #13: ATMOSPHERES

RUSH HOUR #13: ATMOSPHERES

All music tells a story. Modern theatre calls upon projection to dramatic effect: what role could it play in concerts?
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Thursday
04
October
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Mozart Symphony No.35 ‘Haffner’
Haydn Symphony No.101 'Clock'
Gábor Takács-Nagy Conductor
RUSH HOUR #14: PULSE

RUSH HOUR #14: PULSE

With newfound freedom, both Mozart and Haydn found themselves enthralled by cities teeming with culture and innovation.
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What to expect?

Watch Mozart Symphony No.40, filmed in a Free Rush Hour Concert
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See the orchestra

A snippet of Beethoven Symphony No.1 conducted by Rebecca Miller
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