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, London Concert Orchestra & Manchester Concert Orchestra (for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.) and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra (Novaya Rossiya)

Pete studied at the Royal College of Music going on to follow a busy freelance playing career, including work in the West End where he first started conducting.

He has recently made his debut with the Ulster Orchestra and the Philharmonia as well as the Scottish Concert Orchestra (for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.)

Pete is the Musical Director for Inspiration Choir in Southampton partnered with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra who give 3 main concerts a year, all sung from memory.

Studio work includes sessions for film, television and library sessions including regular trips 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.

Forthcoming Events

The Best of John Williams with The London Concert Orchestra

Date: October 20, 2019

Time: 15.00

Location: St David's Hall, Cardiff

From E.T. to Star Wars and beyond, nothing can compare to the iconic film scores of John Williams. Enjoy this concert packed full of the Hollywood heavyweight’s most celebrated and iconic music. Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

Music from E.T. Jaws, Hook, Star Wars, Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Close Encounters and many more…

Ipswich Regent Theatre 90th Anniversary Prom with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: November 1, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: Regent Theatre, Ipswich

ROLLING STONES I can’t get no satisfaction
THE BEATLES Let it be, Penny Lane and Can’t buy me love
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake: Finale
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T.: Flying Theme
PARRY Jerusalem
ELGAR Pomp & Circumstance March No.1
…and much more!

This is live music at its most spectacular – the unbeatable anthems of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles meets the get-up-and-dance pop rhythms of Stevie Wonder, alongside your favourite Proms music! To celeberate 90 years of fantastic live music at Ipswich Regent, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pete Harrison present this spectacular anniversary concert, packed full of the classics throughout the ages!

From the awe-inspiring sound of E.T.’s Flying Theme, to the pomp of Elgar and the rock rhythms of John, Paul, George and Ringo – you’ll find yourself on your feet in no time!

Symphonic Pink Floyd with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: November 16, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

The full symphonic power of the BSO and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus join forces for an epic concert featuring hits by Pink Floyd including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, Hey You, Another Brick In The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Time and many more…

Back by popular demand, all the greatest hits of Pink Floyd for orchestra, rock band and choir conducted by Pete Harrison.

Programme includes;

Us & Them
Hey You
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Wish You Were Here
In The Flesh
Another Brick in the Wall
Great Gig in the Sky
Take It Back… and more.

The Snowman Family Concert with The Ulster Orchestra

Date: December 7, 2019

Time: 14.00

Location: Belfast Waterfront

This wonderful animated film is now a festive family tradition, creating special memories for young and old. Join Pete Harrison, the Ulster Orchestra and young guest soloists for magic and adventure in this big-screen, classic tale of a boy whose snowman comes to life.

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