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.

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.

CORONAVIRUS POSTPONEMENTS

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!

Forthcoming Events

Christmas at the Movies with the Philharmionia

Date: December 13, 2020

Time: 15:00

Location: Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London

Start your Christmas celebrations with this wonderful selection of Christmas Film scores from the renowned Philharmonia Orchestra conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

Programme includes;

Elf
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Home Alone
Love Actually
The Snowman
White Christmas
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Polar Express
Miracle on 34th Street
The Nightmare Before Christmas…

… and many more festive favourites.

Christmas Crackers with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Laura Tebbutt

Date: December 19, 2020

Time: 15:00

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

Fun and Frolics with the BSO
Laura Tebbutt

Experience the warmth and joy of Christmas with a socially distanced concert devoted to the best of seasonal favourites old and new. This convivial concert is the perfect way to start the Christmas holidays in the company of family or your social bubble, heaped with a huge helping of festive fun and frolics served up with a generous spoonful of kitsch Christmas classics.

Starring the wonderful Laura Tebbutt (Les Mis, Into the Woods, Love Me Tender, School of Rock)

Works and composers

Berlin White Christmas

Javits Santa Baby

Anderson Sleigh Ride

Saunders Journey to Lapland

Marks Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer

Carey/Afanasieff All I Want For Christmas is You

Wood I Wish It Could Be Christmas Ev’ryday

Marks Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Slade Merry Christmas Everybody and much more!

Seats for this concert are being automatically allocated as part of our Covid security measures which maintain social distancing between household groups.  Seats are only available in alternate rows and a two seat buffer will ensure a 2m gap between separate bookings. You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets and will be given a choice of ticket price and seating area options. You will then be offered the best seats available following the above rules.

Fun and frolics with the BSO
Laura Tebbutt

Experience the warmth and joy of Christmas with a socially distanced concert devoted to the best of seasonal favourites old and new. This convivial concert is the perfect way to start the Christmas holidays in the company of family or your social bubble, heaped with a huge helping of festive fun and frolics served up with a generous spoonful of kitsch Christmas classics.

Starring the wonderful Laura Tebbutt (Les Mis, Into the Woods, Love Me Tender, School of Rock)

Works and composers

Berlin White Christmas

Javits Santa Baby

Anderson Sleigh Ride

Saunders Journey to Lapland

Marks Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer

Carey/Afanasieff All I Want For Christmas is You

Wood I Wish It Could Be Christmas Ev’ryday

Marks Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Slade Merry Christmas Everybody and much more!

Seats for this concert are being automatically allocated as part of our Covid security measures which maintain social distancing between household groups.  Seats are only available in alternate rows and a two seat buffer will ensure a 2m gap between separate bookings. You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets and will be given a choice of ticket price and seating area options. You will then be offered the best seats available following the above rules.

This concert will also be streamed. It is available to view on demand for 30 days after the orginal performance until 7.30pm (GMT) on Monday 18 January 2021.
The concert livestream will be accessible behind a paywall on the BSO website as an embedded Vimeo video stream. It is best to watch through an up-to-date browser (we recommend Google Chrome on a PC and Safari on an Apple device). You can then connect to your TV or HIFI via a cable connection. An Amazon Firestick is also compatible using the Amazon Silk browser direct on a TV as well as most default browsers on SMART TVs.

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 27, 2021

Time: 19:30

Location: The Forum 1A Forum Buildings, Bath BA1 1UG

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present 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 and presented 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 28, 2021

Time: 15:00

Location: Bournemouth Pavilion Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present 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 and presented 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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