A Bit About Pete
Pete 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.
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.
Founded in 1974, The Elizabeth Summer College Orchestral Course is a residential (by host family) and day Orchestral Course suitable for students aged 8 – 20, which takes place on the beautiful island of Guernsey during August. This year the Symphony Orchestra will once again be conducted by Pete Harrison.
ECSOC provides a fun and educational setting for all students to develop their abilities and confidence in performing. Our professional tutors enthuse students with their energy and challenging repertoire.
This year’s course takes place from Monday 20th – Saturday 25th August 2018.
This highly popular film themed concert, which is now a firm fixture in the Ulster Orchestra’s Pops Series, will certainly have you under its spell this Halloween! Let Pete Harrison and the Orchestra take you on a spine-tingling journey to a world of villains, wizards and scary beasts. This Spooktacular concert brings your all-time favourite blockbuster soundtracks to life, celebrating iconic films such as Psycho, Jaws, Harry Potter and Gremlins. Perfect for movie fans of all ages. Just remember to check the seat behind you…!
*Fancy dress is encouraged!
For one performance only, the very best scores from two of the most revered film composers of all time will be brought to life by the London Concert Orchestra and conductor Pete Harrison.
Hans Zimmer and John Williams have worked with some of the world’s most famous directors, and won countless awards with films that have been box- office hits, receiving huge acclaim. Their film compositions rank among the most memorable and popular of all time.
Man of Steel
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Dark Knight Rises
The Da Vinci Code