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, London Concert Orchestra & Manchester Concert Orchestra (for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.) and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra (Novaya Rossiya)

Pete studied at the Royal College of Music going on to follow a busy freelance playing career, including work in the West End where he first started conducting.

He has recently made his debut with the Ulster Orchestra and the Philharmonia as well as the Scottish Concert Orchestra (for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.)

Pete is the Musical Director for Inspiration 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

Space Spectacular with the London Concert Orchestra

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 15.00

Location: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

A sensational concert of your favourite music from deep space and beyond in a galaxy of sight and sound conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.
John Williams
Star Wars  Superman E.T.  Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Mars & Jupiter from The Planets
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Gravity, Predator & Alien 

Film Music Gala with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: July 5, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Featuring music from your all-time favourite blockbuster film scores including:









…and many more!

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to Hollywood in this film spectacular!
Filled with action and adventure, this concert is perfect for film lovers, families, newbies and regular concert-goers, so if you have never been to a classical concert before, why not give something new a try?

FREE: Join BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff for a free Pre-Concert Talk with Pete Harrison at 6.30pm

Popular classical music used in iconic films of the last 50 years together with some of the greatest Oscar winning original sound tracks.

With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pete Harrison with soloists Johanna Röhrig (violin) and Oliver Poole (piano) along with Opera Prelude vocal soloists Francesca Chiejina (soprano) and Rosie Clifford (mezzo-soprano), presented by Aled Jones, generously supported by The Classical Club.

R Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra (as used in 2001 and Zoolander)

Repertoire including:

Handel – Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks (as used in The King’s Speech and Johnny English)

J Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz (as used in 2001, Titanic and Jungle Book)

Mussorgsky – Night on Bare Mountain (as used in Natural Born Killers, Saturday Night Fever and Fantasia)

Richard Addinsell – The Warsaw Concerto (from Serious Moonlight)

Wagner – The Ride of the Valkyries (as used in Apocalypse Now, The Blues Brothers and Rebel without a Cause)

Rossini – The William Tell Overture (as used in Clockwork Orange, National Lampoon and Toy Story 2)

John Williams – Schindlers List

Elgar – Pomp & Circumstance March No 1 (as used in Fantasia, Forrest Gump and Clockwork Orange)

Symphonic 80s Spectacular with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: August 3, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

Relive the sounds of the 80s in full symphonic Technicolour with Pete Harrison and the BSO with another fantastic evening of music and nostalgia.

Toto Africa

Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart

Elton John I’m Still Standing

Ultravox Vienna

Hits from the decade include Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics, Faith by George Michael, Don’t You Want Me by The Human League and Alone by Heart, as well as special medleys of music by David Bowie, Madonna and Blondie plus a finale megamix of Stock, Aitken and Waterman classics!

Singers: TBC

Not forgetting the stunning ‘son et lumiere’ laser, lights and pyrotechnics show to top off the evening – this year with its own 80s twist.

Symphonic Pink Floyd with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: November 16, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

The full symphonic power of the BSO and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus join forces for an epic concert featuring hits by Pink Floyd including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, Hey You, Another Brick In The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Time and many more…

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