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.

He has recently been appointed as the Musical Director of the Brent Youth Concert Pops Orchestra in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic 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.

Upcoming Events

Brent Makes Music 2022 with the Brent Youth Concert Pops Orchestra

Date: July 13, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: OVO Arena, Wembley

Brent Makes Music 2022 with the Brent Youth Concert Pops Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The biennial celebration of music making in Brent Schools and Brent Music Service conducted by Pete Harrison.

Featuring:

  • All 500+ members of BMS ensembles
  • A massed primary school choir of 1,000+
  • A secondary school choir
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Brent 2020 Anthem Live Premiere – written by the young people of Brent

Music from the Movies with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Date: July 23, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Tamworth Castle Grounds

Music from the Movies with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Join Pete Harrison and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in Tamworth Castle Grounds for a rousing celebration of music from the movies.

From the instantly recognisable themes of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Harry Potter to the magnificent dinosaurs as depicted in John Williams’ Jurassic Park, there’s no better way to experience the music that has defined many of the most powerful moments in cinema.

Indulge in the grounds of Tamworth Castle to the sounds of Chariots of Fire and The Great Escape, soar across the skies with ET’s Flying Theme and gallop into the sunset with The Magnificent Seven, all with the grandeur of a full orchestra.

There will be two supports for the evening, with the UK’s best-selling classical artist, Russell Watson, and harmony group The Overtones.

Queen Symphonic Spectacular with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: August 6, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

Queen Symphonic Spectacular with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Featuring full rock band and stars from the West End smash hit musical We Will Rock You, combined with the complete BSO, ‘stunning’ and ‘awesome’ are just two of the words which have been used to describe this concert experience.

One of the most successful global bands of all time, QUEEN have sold over 300 million albums. After four decades of music, QUEEN are as popular as ever, enjoyed by audiences old and new. After the huge success in Meyrick Park in 2007, the BSO is delighted to restage this spectacular concert.

Book now for our special Christmas offer of only £26 per ticket, a saving of £2 off the Early Bird ticket in 2022.

Works;

Bohemian Rhapsody
Hammer to Fall
We Will Rock You
Innuendo
Don’t Stop Me Now
Radio Ga Ga
The Show Must Go On
Under Pressure
A Kind of Magic

… and many more!

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