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

Christmas with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: December 22, 2021
Time: 19.30
Location: Guildhall, Portsmouth

Christmas with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Pete will return once again this year with the ever popular Christmas concerts with the BSO.
Full details to be announced soon…

“John Williams: The Master” with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 12, 2022
Time: 19:30
Location: Lighthouse, Poole

John Williams: The Master with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

A spectacular concert celebrating the music of the most prolific and successful film-score composer ever. John Williams has been at the forefront of film music from the 1960s and since then has been awarded 5 Oscars, 17 Grammys, 3 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys and 5 BAFTAs. Many of the most popular films of recent times owe much of their success to his amazing music. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear a live performance of many of his most memorable themes.

Works include

  • Harry Potter
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Jaws
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • ET Flying Theme
  • Angela’s Ashes
  • Jurassic Park
  • Star Wars

A Celebration of Cinema with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Date: May 4, 2022
Time: 19.30
Location: Brangwen Hall, Swansea

A Celebration of Cinema with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Join the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Pete Harrison on a musical journey through the greatest ever film scores. From the Golden Age of cinema right up to the latest releases, this evening will transport you from the high seas, through the Arabian desert and beyond to outer space.

A Celebration of Cinema with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Date: May 5, 2022
Time: 19.30
Location: St David's Hall, Cardiff

A Celebration of Cinema with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Join the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Pete Harrison on a musical journey through the greatest ever film scores. From the Golden Age of cinema right up to the latest releases, this evening will transport you from the high seas, through the Arabian desert and beyond to outer space.

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