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


Any concerts that are currently showing as POSTPONED will most likely reappear when this current pandemic is over and public gatherings are considered safe again. Please keep checking here or on the websites of the various orchestras. Meanwhile, keep safe and follow all guidelines to prevent the spread of this virus. Keep safe!

Forthcoming Events

Symphonic Queen – Queen classics as never before with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra POSTPONED

Date: May 1, 2021

Time: 19:30

Location: Lighthouse Poole's Centre for the Arts, 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UF

After last year’s mammoth Pink Floyd success, the full symphonic power of the BSO and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus return for another epic concert featuring a host of hits by Queen including I Want To Break Free, We Will Rock You, It’s a Kind of Magic, Radio Ga Ga, Don’t Stop Me Now, One Vision and, of course, Bohemian Rhapsody. Conducted by Pete Harrison

Works and composers

Featuring; Innuendo, Seven Seas of Rhye, Love of My Life, Radio Ga Ga, Play The Game, Hammer To Fall, We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and many more…

Park Proms with Aled Jones, Laura Wright and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Date: August 27, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Broadlands Estate, Romsey

Park Proms

The event we’ve all been waiting for. Join us this summer for an unmissable experience featuring world-class artists and spectacular events in an outstanding location.

The world famous Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (RPCO) is headlining Friday night.

Pete Harrison will be conducting the 78-piece Orchestra who will play a “Last night of the proms” styled concert with a number of pieces from some of the greatest films including Harry Potter, James Bond, Star Wars & Superman.

We also welcome the Welsh baritone, former boy soprano, television and radio presenter: Aled Jones and English mezzo-soprano, Laura Wright as special guests.

A world class air display will also feature on Friday!

Film Music Concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Date: May 5, 2022

Time: 19.30

Location: St David's Hall, Cardiff

Full details to follow…

Film Music Concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Date: May 6, 2022

Time: 19.30

Location: Brangwen Hall, Swansea

Full details to follow…

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