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 sessions for film, television and library sessions including regular trips 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.

Forthcoming Events

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 6, 2020

Time: 19:30

Location: University of Exeter Great Hall

The BSO brings you more classic film soundtracks from John Williams and Hans Zimmer!

Following last year’s sold-out sensation, we’re back with even more phenomenal soundtracks from perhaps the two greatest living film composers, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. In March 2020 the BSO return with Hollywood Head to Head, a a whole new set of classics from Zimmer & Williams (along with a few returning fan favourites).

Feel everything from the rush of Gotham City with Batman Begins to the dazzling magic of Hogwarts with Harry Potter to a T-Rex breathing down your neck with the iconic theme from Jurassic Park. Plus, this year we delve further into these composers’ repertoire than ever before with spine-chilling moments from The Ring, swashbuckling adventures with Hook and much more. Brought to life by the full orchestral force of the BSO, this concert takes you on a tour through Hollywood like you’ve never heard it before. If you like hearing these classics in the cinema, just wait until you’ve heard them performed by a live orchestra!

Hollywood Head to Head premieres our film night to brand new audiences, bringing all the movie magic to Bournemouth Pavilion alongside returning dates in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and Bath. Tickets are already selling fast across all our venues so make sure you don’t miss out and join us for one of our most popular concert staples of the year with Hollywood Head to Head!

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 7, 2020

Time: 19:30

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

The BSO brings you more classic film soundtracks from John Williams and Hans Zimmer!

Following last year’s sold-out sensation, we’re back with even more phenomenal soundtracks from perhaps the two greatest living film composers, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. In March 2020 the BSO return with Hollywood Head to Head, a a whole new set of classics from Zimmer & Williams (along with a few returning fan favourites).

Feel everything from the rush of Gotham City with Batman Begins to the dazzling magic of Hogwarts with Harry Potter to a T-Rex breathing down your neck with the iconic theme from Jurassic Park. Plus, this year we delve further into these composers’ repertoire than ever before with spine-chilling moments from The Ring, swashbuckling adventures with Hook and much more. Brought to life by the full orchestral force of the BSO, this concert takes you on a tour through Hollywood like you’ve never heard it before. If you like hearing these classics in the cinema, just wait until you’ve heard them performed by a live orchestra!

Hollywood Head to Head premieres our film night to brand new audiences, bringing all the movie magic to Bournemouth Pavilion alongside returning dates in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and Bath. Tickets are already selling fast across all our venues so make sure you don’t miss out and join us for one of our most popular concert staples of the year with Hollywood Head to Head!

Wells Cathedral School Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Date: March 10, 2020

Time: 19.00

Location: Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School

Conducted by Pete Harrison
Wells Cathedral School’s Woodwind, Brass and Percussion departments collaborate in a Symphonic Wind Orchestra made up of pupils from the Specialist Music Scheme. These departments have a longstanding reputation for excellence under their team of internationally recognised tutors. This concert will feature music from a diverse range of contemporary composers including Adam Gorb, Edwin Roxburgh, Stephen McNeff, Rudolph Koumans and Kenneth Hesketh.

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 12, 2020

Time: 19.30

Location: Portsmouth Guildhall

The BSO brings you more classic film soundtracks from John Williams and Hans Zimmer!

Following last year’s sold-out sensation, we’re back with even more phenomenal soundtracks from perhaps the two greatest living film composers, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. In March 2020 the BSO return with Hollywood Head to Head, a a whole new set of classics from Zimmer & Williams (along with a few returning fan favourites).

Feel everything from the rush of Gotham City with Batman Begins to the dazzling magic of Hogwarts with Harry Potter to a T-Rex breathing down your neck with the iconic theme from Jurassic Park. Plus, this year we delve further into these composers’ repertoire than ever before with spine-chilling moments from The Ring, swashbuckling adventures with Hook and much more. Brought to life by the full orchestral force of the BSO, this concert takes you on a tour through Hollywood like you’ve never heard it before. If you like hearing these classics in the cinema, just wait until you’ve heard them performed by a live orchestra!

Hollywood Head to Head premieres our film night to brand new audiences, bringing all the movie magic to Bournemouth Pavilion alongside returning dates in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and Bath. Tickets are already selling fast across all our venues so make sure you don’t miss out and join us for one of our most popular concert staples of the year with Hollywood Head to Head!

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 19.30

Location: The Forum, Bath

The BSO brings you more classic film soundtracks from John Williams and Hans Zimmer!

Following last year’s sold-out sensation, we’re back with even more phenomenal soundtracks from perhaps the two greatest living film composers, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. In March 2020 the BSO return with Hollywood Head to Head, a a whole new set of classics from Zimmer & Williams (along with a few returning fan favourites).

Feel everything from the rush of Gotham City with Batman Begins to the dazzling magic of Hogwarts with Harry Potter to a T-Rex breathing down your neck with the iconic theme from Jurassic Park. Plus, this year we delve further into these composers’ repertoire than ever before with spine-chilling moments from The Ring, swashbuckling adventures with Hook and much more. Brought to life by the full orchestral force of the BSO, this concert takes you on a tour through Hollywood like you’ve never heard it before. If you like hearing these classics in the cinema, just wait until you’ve heard them performed by a live orchestra!

Hollywood Head to Head premieres our film night to brand new audiences, bringing all the movie magic to Bournemouth Pavilion alongside returning dates in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and Bath. Tickets are already selling fast across all our venues so make sure you don’t miss out and join us for one of our most popular concert staples of the year with Hollywood Head to Head!

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