free concerts in london - Southbank SinfoniaFree Rush Hour Concerts in London

It’s 6.00pm and you find yourself squeezed onto the Northern line, pinned yet again by the crush of your fellow commuters. But you don’t have to be…

With our series of bite-sized concerts at St John’s Waterloo, across the road from Waterloo station, your commute can sound a little different.

From the epic ferocity of a Shostakovich symphony to the propulsive energy of cartoon-inspired chamber music, the orchestra in all its shapes, sizes and sounds is put on show across 15 performances – and all for free.

Whether you’re new to classical music or a seasoned concert-goer, there’s a whole world music just waiting to be discovered. With a complimentary glass of wine and an hour of thrilling music, divert your commute and be adventurous in 2016.

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6.00pm on Thursdays throughout the year.

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Still to come in 2016

This year we’re thrilled to be collaborating with an array of internationally acclaimed guest artists and partners. Highlights still to come include:

Rush Hour #14: Remembering Boulez
Thursday 29 September | 6.00pm

Alongside Shostakovich’s Symphony No.14, we present a musical tribute to Pierre Boulez, the giant of twentieth century music who died at the very start of the year.

Free Rush Hour Concert | Southbank Sinfonia

Rush Hour #15: In Their Hands
Thursday 6 October | 6.00pm

For the 2016 Rush Hour finale, the players of Southbank Sinfonia have chosen their own programme. Top of their list were Kodály Dances of Galanta and Sibelius Symphony No.2.

Free Rush Hour Concert | Southbank Sinfonia

Southbank Sinfonia in action in a free Rush Hour concert in 2014: