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

Heroes & Monsters with the BSO

Date: March 2, 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.

The Best of James Bond with The London Concert Orchestra

Date: March 17, 2018

Time: 20:00

Location: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

All the greatest music and songs from the nation’s favourite secret service agent, including: From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Skyfall, Tomorrow Never Dies, Thunderball, For Your Eyes Only, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me & Diamonds Are Forever.

Plus a tribute to other spies and detectives from around the world.

Pete Harrison conducts the London Concert Orchestra with Louise Dearman and Oliver Tompsett,  guest singers.

The hits of Pink Floyd and the finest space related music from the movies. Fantastic projections all around the hall during the concert.

Includes;

Time
Us & Them
Hey You
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Wish You Were Here
Money
In The Flesh
Another Brick in the Wall 
Avatar
E.T.
Star Wars
Independence Day
Stargate
Star Trek

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.

Including THE AVENGERS

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

OUT OF AFRICA

WITNESS

LORD OF THE RINGS

THE MISSION

DANCES WITH WOLVES

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

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?

Christmas at the Movies with The Philharmonia Orchestra

Date: December 16, 2018

Time: 15.00

Location: Royal Festival Hall

Don’t stay Home Alone this Christmas. Join Conductor and presenter Pete Harrison and the Philharmonia for a magical afternoon of Christmas treats at this concert of timeless classics stuffed full of great music from your favourite festive films.

Includes;

  • Home Alone
  • The Polar Express
  • Love Actually
  • Harry Potter
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • White Christmas
  • The Snowman

 

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