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 programme is;
Miklós Rózsa – Parade of the Charioteers
Michael Giacchino – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Monty Norman – James Bond Theme
John Barry – We Have All The Time In The World
John Barry – Thunderball
Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard – Dark Knight Suite
John Williams – A New Beginning (from Minority Report)
Hans Zimmer – The Last Samurai
John Williams – Duel of the Fates
Leonard Bernstein – West Side Story Overture
Leonard Bernstein – Somewhere
Michael Giacchino – Star Trek, Into Darkness and Beyond
Duran Duran/John Barry – A View To A Kill
Pål Waaktaar – The Living Daylights
John Williams – Medley

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

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.

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 25, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UF

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.

Symphonic Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: May 13, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UF

Symphonic Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

The full symphonic power of the BSO and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus join forces for an epic concert featuring a host of iconic classics by Pink Floyd, symphonically reimagined. Hits include Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, Hey You, Another Brick In The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Time and many more…

Conductor: Pete Harrison

Works and composers

Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd Learning to Fly
Pink Floyd Time
Pink Floyd The Great Gig in the Sky
Pink Floyd Eclipse
Pink Floyd In the Flesh

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