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.
He has recently been appointed as the Musical Director of the Brent Youth Concert Pops Orchestra in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic 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.
Stardust – A Musical Journey with Voices for Life
Join 200 local primary school children as they take you on a musically magical journey through space accompanied by musicians from Wells Cathedral School and conducted by Pete Harrison. Stardust tells the tale of 6 friends who, after a disastrous turn of events, each end up drifting alone through space. We follow their adventures as they find their way to planet Zarg through a musical journey made up of songs catchy, exciting, and funny as well as carrying a deeper message of resilience and hope.
Written by Jools Scott and Sue Curtis, Stardust was commissioned by Voices for Life in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a series of school workshops, the children have explored the adventures of Stardust through wellbeing activities and music in preparation for a fantastic performance.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards future Voices for Life projects, helping children be happy and confident through singing.
Music from Stage and Screen with Magna Sinfonia
Magna Sinfonia presents ‘Music from Stage and Screen’ conducted by Pete Harrison
Bernstein – West Side Story Symphonic Dances
Copland – Rodeo Suite
Williams – Star Wars Suite
Heroes & Superheroes with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Simply the best symphonic films scores of all time!
Heroes both historical and fictitious as well as superheroes of the Marvel and DC comics are a fertile mine of inspiration for Hollywood and some of the best big screen adventures ever. Enjoy an evening under the stars with music from the glorious days of Technicolor© to the recent blockbusters of today!
J Williams Summon The Heroes
Bernstein The Magnificent Seven
Barry Dances With Wolves
J Williams Hook
Jarre Lawrence Of Arabia
Zimmer The Last Samurai
Zimmer/Howard Batman Begins and The Dark Knight
Horner Apollo 13
Shore Lord Of The Rings
Zimmer The Da Vinci Code
J Williams Saving Private Ryan
Barry On Her Majestiy’s Secret Service
J Williams Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Abba Symphonic Spectacular with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
An evening of classic hits!
Pete Harrison and a quartet of West End singers join the BSO for another celebration of the Swedish pop superstars, featuring all their famous songs from Fernando to Mamma Mia. Why not dress up and enjoy a dancetastic night out in your flares rounded off by fantastic fireworks!
Take A Chance On Me
I Have A Dream
Money, Money, Money
The Winner Takes It All
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Thank You For The Music
and many more!
Proms in the Park with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
The world-famous RPCO present a programme of classical masterpieces, featuring works from Elgar to Puccini and Vivaldi to Holst. The 60-piece orchestra, conducted by Pete Harrison, will stir spirits with rousing anthems and create spine-tingling moments aplenty, plus a spectacular fireworks finale.