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Valcuha to continue journey with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

By Mark Kanny
When young conductors return frequently to guest conduct the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, we see them develop before our eyes and ears. Slovak conductor Yuraj Valcuha, …

Bluegrass band Darlingside regroups, creates a better whole

By Bob Karlovits
Losing a drummer has given Darlingside a new meaning for its existence. “It really showed us what we needed to play,” says Auyon Mukharji, a …

Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials keep surprises coming

By Ed Phillips
Anyone passing through Blawnox the night before Halloween should be warned: There may be a crowd of fez-wearing pedestrians or a legendary bluesman puttering up …

Skyliners to perform in Connellsville

By Linda Harkcom
When most people hear the classic hit song “Since I Don’t Have You,” they are immediately transported back to the late 1950s and early 1960s. …

Hobbs Sisters among the new ‘Girls with Guitars’

By Chris Buckley
When The Hobbs Sisters open the “Girls with Guitars” show next week at Heinz Field, it will be a good indication of how far the …

Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert takes look at business side of music

By Bob Karlovits
Geri Allen and Tia Fuller want to pass along some of the lessons they have learned from jazz. For Allen, it means continuing the high …

Cellist’s strengths play into all-Tchaikovsky WSO concert

By Bob Karlovits
Cellist Mark Kosower says he believes in using “virtuosity for virtuosity’s sake” only when the music calls for it. That call probably is going to …

Tributes to late Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra director Maazel continue

By Mark Kanny
Tributes to Lorin Maazel, and celebrations of his life and work, are continuing after his death in July at 84. The conductor led more than …

Tribute concert for late organist Robert Sutherland Lord resonates in Heinz Chapel

By Matthew Santoni
Valerie Esmont was pleased that her unborn child could hear — and feel — the musical tribute in Heinz Chapel on Sunday to his late …

Young singer Salvant brings talent, not as much creativity to North Side shows

By Bob Karlovits
Cecile McLorin Salvant certainly is finding her own roads to music, but most of them end up at old buildings. The singer has a remarkable voice and a presentation of song that is almost classical in its precision. But the …

Jack Bruce, bassist of 60s band Cream, dies at 71

By The Associated Press
LONDON — Musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his …

Collaborators continue winning ways with ‘Juice’

By Tribune-Review
‘Juice’ Medeski, Scofield, Martin, Wood (Indirecto) There is no surprise in hearing how well guitarist John Scofield works with Medeski, Martin & Wood. After all, …

One Direction bring 2015 stadium tour to Heinz Field

By Tribune-Review
English boy band One Direction has graduated to stadium shows, and the boys will be bringing their “On the Road Again” tour to Heinz Field …

Review: Tortelier’s golden touch full of personality, grandeur

By Mark Kanny
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra outdid itself Friday night in playing the first of two subscription concerts with guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier. Each piece, and each movement of each piece, was memorably presented, rising to glorious sonorities in the Symphony …

Westmoreland Symphony conductor to lead ‘Young Person’s Guide’

By Tribune-Review
Daniel Meyer will lead more than 1,200 students in a tour through the symphony orchestra in a young people’s concert Oct. 28 at Greensburg Salem Senior High School. Meyer, artistic director of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, will use Benjamin Britten’s …

A&E notebook: Cathedral concerts set at East Liberty church

By Tribune-Review
The Cathedral Concerts at East Liberty Presbyterian Church will present an array of instrumental and vocal music at the seven events of its 2014-15 season. The first concert features organist Cherry Rhodes, 4 p.m. Oct. 26, and is co-sponsored by …

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Divine Travel’ embraces the quirky

By Mark Kanny
The itinerary for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming “Divine Travel” subscription concerts has changed since the season was announced. The composers are now all Scandinavian, …

Concert at Pitt to celebrate organist’s legacy

By Tribune-Review
A concert scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Heinz Memorial Chapel will celebrate the legacy and contributions of Robert Lord, who was professor emeritus and university organist at Pitt, and served at the chapel for more than 40 years. The …

Through the years, Rogers keeps his focus on entertaining

By Candy Williams
At 76, country music superstar Kenny Rogers isn’t slowing down. In fact, he’s busier than ever with his “Through the Years” concert tour, which kicked …

Judy Collins still finds magic in picking music

By Rex Rutkoski
Judy Collins says she always intended “to be working.” At 75, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, author and social activist has held to her promise. As she …