A Bit About Pete

Pete HarrisonPete studied at the Royal College of Music, not really sure what life would hold in store for him, but certain that something interesting would come along. Having worked with various groups and orchestras, he was asked to play in a West End show, “The Hunting of the Snark” by Mike Batt. This led to a run of different shows including “Crazy for You” “Martin Guerre” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “Lautrec” His first real conducting opportunity came when Jae Alexander (Musical Director) left “Crazy for You”. Paul Maguire took over the position which meant they needed an extra conductor for the show, and he was offered the job. From there he carried on as assistant conductor in the subsequent shows. Through his West End contacts he is also now working with Andy Barnwell fixing bands for shows as well as conducting big concerts and commercial sessions including several with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Raymond Gubbay Ltd.

He is also the Musical Director for Inspiration Choir in Southampton.

Forthcoming Events

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra sessions

Start date: June 4, 2018

End date: June 6, 2018

Location: Smecky Music Studios, Prague

3 days recording the music of Adam Saunders and Mark Cousins with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in the Smecky Music Studios for EMI.

Heroes & Monsters with the BSO

Date: June 7, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Colston Hall, Bristol


Once again Pete Harrison unleashes the full power of a symphony orchestra in a concert packed full of stirring and epic soundtracks of the silver screen – this time featuring music from films with monsters galore, whether they be prehistoric dinosaurs, giant beasts from the jungle or the deep, supernatural creatures of the night or psychopathic killers. Titles include The Mummy, Dracula, Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, King Kong, Super 8, The Abyss, Pan’s Labyrinth, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, Jaws and Gremlins composed by Hollywood greats from Bernard Hermann to Michael Giacchino, Jerry Goldsmith to Howard Shore and, not forgetting, John Williams.

A Night at the Movies with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: June 22, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

From Hollywood to Lowestoft, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to the silver screen in this film spectacular, featuring music from your all-time favourite blockbuster film scores.









633 SQUADRON …. and many more!

Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, 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 concertgoers, so if you have never been to a classical concert before, why not give something new a try?

“Another Day of Sun.” Inspiration Choir Southampton and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: July 22, 2018

Time: 15:00

Location: O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Inspiration Choir Southampton’s Summer Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Full programme to be announced.

Conducted and presented by their Musical Director, Pete Harrison.

Symphonic Disco Spectacular

Date: August 11, 2018

Time: 19.30

Location: Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

Get ready to boogie the night away as we bring back our funktastic Disco Symphonic Spectacular, with the best music from the era of glitter and platform shoes! Songs include hits by Boney M, the Bee Gees, Earth Wind & Fire, and Cool and the Gang, as well as classics such as Disco Inferno, Three Times a Lady and I Will Survive. Conducted by Pete Harrison.

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