Forthcoming Events

BYSO’s Guide to the Orchestra with the Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra

Date: October 28, 2019

Time: 19.00

Location: The Concert Hall, Reading Town Hall

Join the Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra for their first concert of the season.

Conducted by Pete Harrison, the programme includes John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Benjamin Britten.

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
STEVIE WONDER Medley
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;

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.

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.

The Snowman Family Concert with The Ulster Orchestra

Date: December 7, 2019

Time: 16.00

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.

Christmas Celebrations with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Date: December 13, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: St David's Hall, Cardiff

Start your festive countdown with our ever-popular Christmas Celebrations concerts, full of sparkle and seasonal cheer. Full programme and details to be announced.

Christmas Celebrations with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Date: December 16, 2019

Time: 1.30

Location: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Start your festive countdown with our ever-popular Christmas Celebrations concerts, full of sparkle and seasonal cheer. Full programme and details to be announced.

 

Past 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…

Symphonic 80s Spectacular with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: August 3, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

Relive the sounds of the 80s in full symphonic Technicolour with Pete Harrison and the BSO with another fantastic evening of music and nostalgia.

Toto Africa

Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart

Elton John I’m Still Standing

Ultravox Vienna

Hits from the decade include Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics, Faith by George Michael, Don’t You Want Me by The Human League and Alone by Heart, as well as special medleys of music by David Bowie, Madonna and Blondie plus a finale megamix of Stock, Aitken and Waterman classics!

Singers: Emma Kershaw, Katie Birtill, Oliver Tompsett & Patrick Smyth.

Not forgetting the stunning ‘son et lumiere’ laser, lights and pyrotechnics show to top off the evening – this year with its own 80s twist.

Songs of Power with Inspiration Choir Southampton and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Date: July 28, 2019

Time: 15:00

Location: O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Ten years ago our sister choirs performed their very first concert and now, together with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Inspiration Southampton are recreating that extraordinary choral extravaganza. With blockbusters such as ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘O Fortuna’ and ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, as well as beautiful unaccompanied gems, ‘Fields of Gold’ and ‘Goodnight, My Angel’, this concert will showcase the massed voices of Inspiration Southampton as we celebrate the power of song.

The concert will be signed song interpreted for BSL users.

Popular classical music used in iconic films of the last 50 years together with some of the greatest Oscar winning original sound tracks.

With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pete Harrison with soloists Johanna Röhrig (violin) and Oliver Poole (piano) along with Opera Prelude vocal soloists Francesca Chiejina (soprano) and Rosie Clifford (mezzo-soprano), presented by Aled Jones, generously supported by The Classical Club.

R Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra (as used in 2001 and Zoolander)

Repertoire including:

Handel – Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks (as used in The King’s Speech and Johnny English)

J Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz (as used in 2001, Titanic and Jungle Book)

Mussorgsky – Night on Bare Mountain (as used in Natural Born Killers, Saturday Night Fever and Fantasia)

Richard Addinsell – The Warsaw Concerto (from Serious Moonlight)

Wagner – The Ride of the Valkyries (as used in Apocalypse Now, The Blues Brothers and Rebel without a Cause)

Rossini – The William Tell Overture (as used in Clockwork Orange, National Lampoon and Toy Story 2)

John Williams – Schindlers List

Elgar – Pomp & Circumstance March No 1 (as used in Fantasia, Forrest Gump and Clockwork Orange)

Film Music Gala with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: July 5, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Royal & Derngate, Northampton

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

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

OUT OF AFRICA

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

THE MISSION

APOLLO 13

JURASSIC PARK

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

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…and many more!

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 concert-goers, so if you have never been to a classical concert before, why not give something new a try?

FREE: Join BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff for a free Pre-Concert Talk with Pete Harrison at 6.30pm

EMI Sessions for Adam Saunders & Mark Cousins.

Start date: June 27, 2019

End date: June 28, 2019

Location: Abbey Road Studios

More Library recordings of the music of Adam Saunders & Mark Cousins – in London.

Space Spectacular with the London Concert Orchestra

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 15.00

Location: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

A 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 E.T.  Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Holst
Mars & Jupiter from The Planets
Strauss
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Plus
Gravity, Predator & Alien 

Film Music Gala with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: June 16, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: Swan Theatre, High Wycombe

From Hollywood to High Wycombe, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to the silver screen in this film spectacular, 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,
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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 concert before, why not give something new a try?

FREE: Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm with Venue Manager David Mansfield and Conductor Pete Harrison.

Rodgers & Hammerstein on the Silver Screen with Magna Sinfonia

Date: June 8, 2019

Time: 19:00

Location: Parkstone Grammar School | Sopers Lane | Poole | BH17 7EP

Featuring music from some of their greatest films, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific and more!  

Conductor: Pete Harrison

Soloists: To be confirmed

In association with Poole’s acclaimed Cantabilé Choir

The Music of Hans Zimmer vs. John Williams with The London Concert Orchestra

Date: May 20, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.

The London Concert Orchestra perform the very best epic scores from the two greatest film composers of all time. Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

The full symphonic orchestra perform favourite scores including from: 

Inception, Gladiator, Superman Man of Steel, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight Rises, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, The Da Vinci Code, Raiders of the Lost Ark.