About Pete Harrison

Pete HarrisonPete 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.

Upcoming Events

Klassik Radio Live concerts with the Klassik Radio Pops Orchestra

Start date: November 12, 2022
End date: December 20, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Various Venues around Germany

Klassik Radio Live concerts with the Klassik Radio Pops Orchestra

From 2022 Pete Harrison will be taking over the Klassik Radio Live concerts around Germany with the Klassik Radio Pops Orchestra.

He will be joined by guest singer Lance Ellington for these concerts.

The dates for the concerts are;

12.11.2022           Kulturpalast Dresden

20.11.2022           Kuppelsaal Hannover

22.11.2022           Tonhalle Düsseldorf

23.11.2022           Die Glocke Bremen

25.11.2022           Isarphilharmonie München

28.11.2022           Laeiszhalle Hamburg

29.11.2022           Tempodrom Berlin

03.12.2022           Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt

17.12.2022           Kongress am Park Augsburg

20.12.2022           Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg

21.12.2022           Liederhalle Stuttgart

Full programme details to follow…

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert – One Enchanted Evening with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: November 26, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Bournemouth Pavilion Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert – One Enchanted Evening
with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

The definitive Rodgers & Hammerstein concert which celebrates one of the finest partnerships in musical history. A quartet of fabulous singers from London’s West End will be performing a glorious selection of well-loved songs from their biggest hit musicals including The King and I, Carousel, The Sound of Music, South Pacific and Oklahoma!

Singers include Laura Tebbutt & James Spilling

Songs include:
The Carousel Waltz
There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame
Some Enchanted Evening
My Favorite Things
The Sound of Music
Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’
Younger Than Springtime
It’s A Grand Night For Singing
We Kiss In A Shadow
June Is Bustin’ Out All Over
If I Loved You
People Will Say We’re In Love

Silver Screen Showstoppers – The Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals
with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and BSO Voices

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and BSO Voices join forces under the baton of Pete Harrison 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 Medley
Rodgers/Hammerstein Oklahoma! Medley
Arlen Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Brown/Freed Singin’ In The Rain
Bernstein/Sondheim West Side Story Medley
Sherman/Sherman Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Rodgers/Hammerstein Bali Hai from South Pacific
Berlin There’s No Business Like Show Business
Bricusse/Newley Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 16, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AB

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert
with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra presents a magnificent celebration of John Williams’ timeless music from all of the Star Wars films, from the original Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 to the most recent The Rise of Skywalker. All performed spectacularly by the full forces of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and again conducted by Pete Harrison, it surely will be an event not to be missed – an evening of some of the best movie music ever written.

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 23, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Exeter University Great Hall, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4PY

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert
with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra presents a magnificent celebration of John Williams’ timeless music from all of the Star Wars films, from the original Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 to the most recent The Rise of Skywalker. All performed spectacularly by the full forces of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and again conducted by Pete Harrison, it surely will be an event not to be missed – an evening of some of the best movie music ever written.

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