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, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Raymond Gubbay Ltd.

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

Forthcoming Events

Elizabeth College Summer Orchestral Course, Guernsey.

Start date: August 20, 2018

End date: August 25, 2018

Location: Elisabeth College, St Peter Port, Guernsey

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.

“A Night At The Oscars” with Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra

Date: October 12, 2018

Time: 19:00

Location: Cedars Hall, Wells

Without John Williams, bikes don’t fly and neither do brooms in Quidditch matches nor do men in red capes. There is no Force, dinosaurs do not walk the earth. We do not wonder, we do not weep, we do not believe.”- Steven Spielberg

Following the sell-out success of last year’s Give My Regards To Broadway concert, Pete Harrison returns to conduct Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra in a glittering programme of some of the world’s most memorable film music Among unforgettable songs and classic soundtracks will be music from John Williams’ greatest film scores including E.T. and Star Wars. These popular concerts sell out quickly, so book early to hear this outstanding young symphony orchestra spread its musical wings once again.

“A Night At The Oscars” with Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 19.00

Location: Cedars Hall, Wells

Without John Williams, bikes don’t fly and neither do brooms in Quidditch matches nor do men in red capes. There is no Force, dinosaurs do not walk the earth. We do not wonder, we do not weep, we do not believe.”- Steven Spielberg

Following the sell-out success of last year’s Give My Regards To Broadway concert, Pete Harrison returns to conduct Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra in a glittering programme of some of the world’s most memorable film music Among unforgettable songs and classic soundtracks will be music from John Williams’ greatest film scores including E.T. and Star Wars. These popular concerts sell out quickly, so book early to hear this outstanding young symphony orchestra spread its musical wings once again.

“I Love the Movies” with the Ulster Orchestra.

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 19:45

Location: Waterfront Hall, Belfast

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!

“Zimmer vs. Williams” with The London Concert Orchestra

Date: November 18, 2018

Time: 15:00

Location: St David's Hall, Cardiff

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.

E.T.
Harry Potter
Jurassic Park
Man of Steel
Inception
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman Begins
The Da Vinci Code
Gladiator
Superman

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