A Bit About Pete
Pete studied at the Royal College of Music, not really sure what life would hold in store for him, but certain that something interesting would come along. Having worked with various groups and orchestras, he was asked to play in a West End show, “The Hunting of the Snark” by Mike Batt. This led to a run of different shows including “Crazy for You” “Martin Guerre” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “Lautrec” His first real conducting opportunity came when Jae Alexander (Musical Director) left “Crazy for You”. Paul Maguire took over the position which meant they needed an extra conductor for the show, and he was offered the job. From there he carried on as assistant conductor in the subsequent shows. Through his West End contacts he is also now working with Andy Barnwell fixing bands for shows as well as conducting big concerts and commercial sessions including several with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Raymond Gubbay Ltd.
He is also the Musical Director for Inspiration Choir in Southampton.
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.
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.
Man of Steel
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Dark Knight Rises
The Da Vinci Code
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?
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
Star Trek, Thunderbirds and many more.
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.
The Polar Express
It’s A Wonderful Life