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.

CORONAVIRUS POSTPONEMENTS

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

Hollywood Classics with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 13, 2021

Time: 19.30

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

Classic soundtracks from the silver screen

Saturday is a night for the movies, and there is no better way to enjoy the sounds of classic soundtracks than in the company of Pete Harrison and the BSO unleashing the full power of a live symphony orchestra. So sit back and relax in an evening devoted to some of the best film scores ever written, specially curated for our socially distanced times! Also available as a livestream through the BSO website.

Link for the livestream

Works and composers;

Barry Out of Africa; Edelmann Dragonheart; Morricone The Mission; Zimmer Driving Miss Daisy; Steiner Gone With the Wind; Jarre Dr Zhivago; Williams The Book Thief; Bacalov Il Postino; Shore Lord of the Rings and many more!

Seats for this concert are being automatically allocated as part of our Covid security measures which maintain social distancing between household groups.  Seats are only available in alternate rows and a two seat buffer will ensure a 2m gap between separate bookings.
You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets and will be given a choice of ticket price and seating area options. You will then be offered the best seats available following the above rules. Only those from the same household or support bubble may sit together so please ensure that when making a booking you comply with this regulation. Of course friends or family from other households may still attend the concert but will need to book separately.

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra CANCELLED

Date: March 27, 2021

Time: 19:30

Location: The Forum 1A Forum Buildings, Bath BA1 1UG

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present a magnificent celebration of John Williams’ timeless music from all of the Star Wars films, from the original Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 to the most recent The Rise of Skywalker. All performed spectacularly by the full forces of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and again conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, it surely will be an event not to be missed – an evening of some of the best movie music ever written.

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra CANCELLED

Date: March 28, 2021

Time: 15:00

Location: Bournemouth Pavilion Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present a magnificent celebration of John Williams’ timeless music from all of the Star Wars films, from the original Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 to the most recent The Rise of Skywalker. All performed spectacularly by the full forces of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and again conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, it surely will be an event not to be missed – an evening of some of the best movie music ever written.

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…

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