Rush Hour Concerts

Escape the everyday.

Want an alternative to squeezing into a crowded tube carriage? 

Why not swap the crush for a bite-sized Rush Hour Concert where you can hear an orchestra of rising stars perform music that inspires and beguiles, all in the space of one hour. 

Enjoy music from across the last 400 years, with our musicians giving you their take on what makes these pieces so great. 

Tickets are just £2 on the door! 

Upcoming Rush Hour Concerts

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Wednesday
08
May
£2 on the door
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Agata Zubel In the Shade of an Unshed Tear
Judith Weir Heroic Strokes of the Bow
Louise Farrenc Symphony No.1
Toby Thatcher Conductor
Rush Hour #7: Impressions

Rush Hour #7: Impressions

A slash of a paintbrush becomes a stroke of a bow. Three boundary-pushing composers take on the visual arts through sound.
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Wednesday
05
June
£2 on the door
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.6 'Pastoral'
Rush Hour #8: Landscapes

Rush Hour #8: Landscapes

A dawn chorus of birds, babbling brooks, lively country dances, and an ominous thunderstorm. Beethoven’s idyllic Pastoral Symphony paints a vivid picture of the Viennese countryside that the composer longed to escape to. Join Southbank Sinfonia in this Rush Hour concert.
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What to expect?

A taster of Beethoven Symphony No.1 with Rebecca Miller
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Watch the orchestra

Mozart Symphony No.40 with Ben Gernon
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