Peter Perret

Peter Perret

Born in Minnesota to a family of artists and scientists, Peter Perret was the Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony from 1978 to 2004. Previously Perret had served the Buffalo Philharmonic as Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor for three years, and before that he was Principal Conductor of the Capetown Symphony (South Africa). Perret frequently lectures and leads workshops on the relationship of music to learning. Perret has co-authored a book (with Janet Fox), A Well-Tempered Mind; Using Music to Help Children Listen and Learn, aimed at parents and teachers, released by the Dana Press in October 2004.

Articles by Peter Perret:

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Haydn's Masterpiece Reveals Genius at Work

Music, Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  April 23, 2022

Donizetti Opera Reveals Outstanding Voices

Music, Opera Review by Peter Perret,  February 4, 2022

Spectacular La bohème; Don't Miss It!

Opera Review by Peter Perret,  January 28, 2022

UNCSA Nutcracker Survives Major Surgery

Dance Review by Peter Perret,  December 10, 2021

Puccini Double-Feature Highlights Melodrama and Buffoonery!

Music, Opera Review by Peter Perret,  October 15, 2021

Triumphant Opening Concert for UNCSA – Robert Franz and Shostakovich

Music, Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  September 18, 2021

Festival Orchestra Shines in Eclectic Program

Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  July 10, 2021

Superb Sibelius Violin Concerto in Winston-Salem

Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  March 8, 2020

Everything Is New with Maestro Redmond

Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  October 27, 2019

Take 6 on Fire at Wake Forest University

Gospel, Vocal Ensemble Review by Peter Perret,  September 19, 2019

Big Brahms by Three Orchestras at EMF

Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  June 28, 2019

Music of Pink Floyd Energizes Audience

Contemporary Music, Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  May 30, 2019

Rite of Spring is a Big Hit in Asheville

Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  May 11, 2019

Flame and Fury Concert Raises the Roof

Choral Music Review by Peter Perret,  May 5, 2019

Virtuoso Orchestra Sparkles under the Direction of Maestro Redmond

Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  April 28, 2019

Jazzy New Double Concerto by Brubeck

Orchestral Music Review by Peter Perret,  January 24, 2019