About Pete Harrison
Pete Harrison is a busy freelance conductor and presenter. He is a regular guest conductor with many orchestras including Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, The Ulster Orchestra, The Philharmonia, the Russian State Symphony Orchestra (Novaya Rossiya) and for Raymond Gubbay Ltd with the London Concert Orchestra, the Manchester Concert Orchestra & the Scottish Concert Orchestra.
Pete studied at the Royal College of Music going on to be a busy freelance player, including work in the West End where he started his conducting career.
Pete is the Musical Director for the BSO Voices Choir in Southampton partnered with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra who give 3 main concerts a year, all sung from memory.
Studio work includes regular sessions for film, television and library sessions including visits to Prague to work with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at Smecky Music Studios.
Education work includes the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales and various guest sessions with schools and orchestras throughout the UK.
Any concerts that are currently showing as POSTPONED will most likely reappear when this current pandemic is over and public gatherings are considered safe again. Please keep checking here or on the websites of the various orchestras. Meanwhile, keep safe and follow all guidelines to prevent the spread of this virus. Keep safe!
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and BSO Voices join forces for a one-off musical extravaganza of unforgettable Silver Screen Showstoppers. The Golden Age of Hollywood musicals is brought to life in an afternoon packed with classic favourites from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, My Fair Lady, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Wizard of Oz and many more
Whether you grew up with these melodies or you’re a musical fan who has discovered them more recently, Silver Screen Showstoppers is a chance to hear some of the best show tunes ever composed. From the sweeping prairies of Oklahoma! to the fiery cauldron of New York’s West Side Story via a quick trip to the South Pacific, all the greats of the era will be performed. Be swept away into an era of gorgeous melodies from Rodgers & Hammerstein, catchy tunes from Cole Porter and iconic numbers like Singin’ in The Rain, There’s No Business Like Show Business and Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
Works and composers
Lerner/Loewe My Fair Lady
Stothart Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Brown/Freed Singin’ In The Rain
Bernstein/Sondheim West Side Story
Sherman/Sherman Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Travelling along a reel which spans a number of decades, this symphonic programme features soundtracks ranging from vintage blockbusters to recent box-office hits.
PETE HARRISON Conductor
CHARLENE FARRUGIA Piano
Programme to include:
Richard Addinsell Warsaw Concerto from Dangerous Moonlight
Maurice Jarre Lawrence of Arabia Overture
Hans Zimmer Gladiator Suite
John Williams Themes from Jurassic Park
John Barry Main Title – Out of Africa
A relaxing summer concert with BSO Voices choir and the strings plus guests of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Full details coming soon.
The BSO is back at Meyrick Park for an evening of hits from all eras by the best Supergroups of all time!
The BSO has brought you ABBA, Queen, Disco and the 80s and new for 2020 is our latest spectacular show which features hits from some of the biggest Supergroups of all time from The Beatles and The Beach Boys to Bon Jovi and Blur, the Eagles to Elbow and 10cc to Take That. Plus songs by The Police, Oasis, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd to name just a few! Once again the evening is wrapped up with another spectacular “son et lumiere” laser and pyrotechnics show!
You’ll get a FREE bottle of Prosecco for every two tickets you buy for only £27 each, so why not book four or more and make it a party! Prosecco offer ends 28 February.
Gates open from 6pm.
Pete Harrison Conductor and Presenter
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
WHO’S ON STAGE
Pete Harrison began his career in London’s West End conducting for musicals such as Crazy For You and Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. Harrison is a regular guest conductor and presenter for film music concerts with orchestras across the UK and the world, and he returns for a second year conducting the famous Film Gala concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Celebrate the all-time favourite movie themes and some of the greatest soundtracks ever written in this spectacular gala show for movie fans of all ages. Featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Scunthorpe’s magnificent Baths Hall.
Immersive yourself in the music from the most iconic moments in film, with music from Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings, Born Free, Schindler’s List, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Avengers, Out of Africa …and many more!