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

An educational concert featuring music from the screens, big and small. Presented by Owen Gunnell (also featured soloist) and conducted and co-presented by Pete Harrison.

An educational concert featuring music from the screens, big and small. Presented by Owen Gunnell (also featured soloist) and conducted and co-presented by Pete Harrison.

Film Music Gala with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – CANCELLED

Date: November 7, 2020

Time: 19.30

Location: The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Pete Harrison Conductor and Presenter 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Pete Harrison began his career in London’s West End conducting for musicals such as Crazy For You and Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. Harrison is a regular guest conductor and presenter for film music concerts with orchestras across the UK and the world, and he returns for a second year conducting the famous Film Gala concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 


Celebrate the all-time favourite movie themes and some of the greatest soundtracks ever written in this spectacular gala show for movie fans of all ages. Featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Scunthorpe’s magnificent Baths Hall.

Immersive yourself in the music from the most iconic moments in film, with music from Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings, Born Free, Schindler’s List, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Avengers, Out of Africa …and many more!

Christmas at the Movies with the Philharmionia

Date: December 13, 2020

Time: 15:00

Location: Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London

Start your Christmas celebrations with this wonderful selection of Christmas Film scores from the renowned Philharmonia Orchestra conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

Programme includes;

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Home Alone
Love Actually
The Snowman
White Christmas
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Polar Express
Miracle on 34th Street
The Nightmare Before Christmas…

… and many more festive favourites.

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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.

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