Forthcoming Events

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. A rollercoaster of seasonal favourites includes Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and much, much more!

The BSO will be joined by conductor Pete Harrison and West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier who will be singing songs from the shows including Sunset Boulevard and selections from Disney and Rodgers & Hammerstein. BSO favourite Ron Goodwin will also be featured with some of his most enjoyable medleys and arrangements.

Michael is an award-winning and two-time Laurence Olivier Award nominated actor who recently starred on Broadway as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close and then in Prince Of Broadway on Broadway.

Michael is currently filming the role of Dr Steph Belcombe in Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack for BBC/HBO.

West End & UK productions include starring roles in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close (Won Best Actor Broadway World Award), Love Story (Olivier award nomination – Best Actor In A Musical), Into The Woods (Olivier award nomination – Best Supporting Performance In A Musical), Shakespeare’s The Wars of the Roses, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera, Assassins, The Pajama Game, Spamalot!, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Pageant, Soho Cinders, Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly!, Wonderful Town, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon and The Mikado. TV / Film roles include: Never Let Go and Gnomeland.

Michael co-hosted the Olivier Awards Piazza Stage event in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. A rollercoaster of seasonal favourites includes Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and much, much more!

The BSO will be joined by conductor Pete Harrison and West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier who will be singing songs from the shows including Sunset Boulevard and selections from Disney and Rodgers & Hammerstein. BSO favourite Ron Goodwin will also be featured with some of his most enjoyable medleys and arrangements.

Michael is an award-winning and two-time Laurence Olivier Award nominated actor who recently starred on Broadway as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close and then in Prince Of Broadway on Broadway.

Michael is currently filming the role of Dr Steph Belcombe in Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack for BBC/HBO.

West End & UK productions include starring roles in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close (Won Best Actor Broadway World Award), Love Story (Olivier award nomination – Best Actor In A Musical), Into The Woods (Olivier award nomination – Best Supporting Performance In A Musical), Shakespeare’s The Wars of the Roses, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera, Assassins, The Pajama Game, Spamalot!, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Pageant, Soho Cinders, Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly!, Wonderful Town, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon and The Mikado. TV / Film roles include: Never Let Go and Gnomeland.

Michael co-hosted the Olivier Awards Piazza Stage event in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Christmas Spectacular with the Scottish Concert Orchestra

Date: Dec 21, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Christmas Spectacular is a cracker of a show with music, dance, lights, spectacle and a snow-filled finale. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will spring to life with high kicks, festive fun and special effects plus all the trimmings in the company of a full show band, West End vocalists and our all-star Jingle Belle Dancers.

Join in with toe-tapping tunes and sing along to seasonal songs including Merry Christmas Everyone, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus is Coming To Town, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas Everybody and many more… It’s the ultimate, unmissable Christmas party.

Merry Christmas Everyone
Winter Wonderland
Jingle Bell Rock
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday
Sleigh Ride
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Merry Christmas Everybody
All I Want for Christmas Is You
We Need a Little Christmas
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Alison Jiear guest singer
Nadim Naaman guest singer
Pete Harrison conductor
Jingle Belle Dancers
The Consort of Voices
Scottish Concert Orchestra

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. A rollercoaster of seasonal favourites includes Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Merry Christmas Everybody, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and much, much more!

The BSO will be joined by conductor Pete Harrison and West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier who will be singing songs from the shows including Sunset Boulevard and selections from Disney and Rodgers & Hammerstein. BSO favourite Ron Goodwin will also be featured with some of his most enjoyable medleys and arrangements.

Michael is an award-winning and two-time Laurence Olivier Award nominated actor who recently starred on Broadway as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close and then in Prince Of Broadway on Broadway.

Michael is currently filming the role of Dr Steph Belcombe in Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack for BBC/HBO.

West End & UK productions include starring roles in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close (Won Best Actor Broadway World Award), Love Story (Olivier award nomination – Best Actor In A Musical), Into The Woods (Olivier award nomination – Best Supporting Performance In A Musical), Shakespeare’s The Wars of the Roses, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera, Assassins, The Pajama Game, Spamalot!, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Pageant, Soho Cinders, Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly!, Wonderful Town, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon and The Mikado. TV / Film roles include: Never Let Go and Gnomeland.

Michael co-hosted the Olivier Awards Piazza Stage event in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The Music of Zimmer vs Williams at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Date: Dec 27, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, the Manchester Concert Orchestra perform the very best epic scores from the two greatest film composers of all time, including E.T, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Man of Steel, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Indiana Jones, The Da Vinci Code, Gladiator and Superman.

The Best of John Williams with the Scottish Concert Orchestra

Date: Dec 29, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

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.

JAWS
STAR WARS
E.T.
HOOK!
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
JURASSIC PARK
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
SCHINDLER’S LIST
HARRY POTTER
SUPERMAN
and many more…

 

 

Past Events

“Christmas at the Movies” with The Philharmonia Orchestra

Date: Dec 16, 2018

Time: 15.00

Location: Royal Festival Hall

Don’t stay Home Alone this Christmas. Join Conductor and presenter Pete Harrison and the Philharmonia for a magical afternoon of Christmas treats at this concert of timeless classics stuffed full of great music from your favourite festive films.

Includes;

  • Home Alone
  • The Polar Express
  • Love Actually
  • Harry Potter
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • White Christmas
  • The Snowman

 

For many people the Inspiration Christmas extravaganza is the start of the festive season. Musical Director Pete Harrison together with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra we will once again bring you the magic of the holiday season in the way only the massed voices of Inspiration can. All your favourite carols – traditional and new – will put you truly in the festive spirit. The programme includes ‘Silent Night’, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’, ‘Ding Dong Merrily On High’, ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’, plus many more festive favourites.

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

Programme includes;

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

“Space Spectacular” with The Manchester Concert Orchestra

Date: Nov 25, 2018

Time: 15:00

Location: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

MUSIC LIGHTS LASERS FIREWORKS

Back by popular demand! Experience The Bridgewater Hall but not as you know it. Witness the force of a full 75-piece symphony orchestra in this sensational concert of your favourite music from deep space and beyond in a galaxy of sight and sound. Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

John Williams: Star Wars, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T.

Holst: Mars, Jupiter from the Planets

Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra 

PLUS

Star Trek, Thunderbirds and many more.

“A Night at the Movies” with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: Nov 21, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to Hollywood in this film spectacular!

Filled with action and adventure, this concert is perfect for film lovers, families, newbies and regular concertgoers, so if you have never been to a classical concert before, why not give something new a try?

Featuring music from your all-time favourite blockbuster film scores including:

THE AVENGERS

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

OUT OF AFRICA

WITNESS

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

THE MISSION

DANCES WITH WOLVES

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

633 SQUADRON

…and many more!

“Zimmer vs. Williams” with The London Concert Orchestra

Date: Nov 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

“I Love the Movies” with the Ulster Orchestra.

Date: Oct 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!

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

Date: Oct 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.

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

Date: Oct 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.

Elizabeth College Summer Orchestral Course, Guernsey.

Start date: Aug 20, 2018

End date: Aug 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.