Music

Pittsburgh offers classical performances throughout summer

Outdoors or inside, summer concerts in Pittsburgh will offer a surprisingly wide range of musical experiences. From the many staged and concert offerings of Summerfest ...

Pittsburgh Symphony musicians to perform at Holocaust memorial

The grueling schedule of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's current European tour calls for 14 concerts in 16 days, but some of its musicians have decided to ...

Ale-Kiski Valley music camp going strong after 25 years

A summer music staple celebrates its silver anniversary this June. The Alle-Kiski Music Day Camp turns 25, offering a safe and stimulating environment for musicians ages ...

Pittsburgh can claim America's only harpsichord legend

There are a fair amount of rock and pop stars who were born in, or came of age, in Pittsburgh. Go back a bit further, ...

Alice Cooper revisits 'Killer' for next album

Alice Cooper has gotten to work on his next studio release, and so far it's shaping up to be a little bit of a killer ...

Photo gallery: Sixx:AM at Stage AE

Touring in support of their new album, "Prayers for the Damned," the hard-rock band Sixx:AM opened their show in Pittsburgh with "This is gonna hurt" ...

Concert organized by trumpeter Sean Jones to explore gospel-jazz symbiosis

Sean Jones says he is finally getting a chance to put together a concert that always was on his mind during his days in Pittsburgh. ...

Shady Side Academy's Untucked fest to benefit Beverly's Birthdays

The name says it all: Untucked is a casual, family-friendly festival where people can literally and metaphorically untuck their shirts, let their hair down and ...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra setting out on European tour

The musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra depart May 17 on their 2016 European tour, during which they will play 14 concerts in 16 days, ...

PSO's new Tchaikovsky album shows great emotional intensity

The new recording by Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, released May 13, is worth acquiring for many reasons including individual and compelling performances ...

Yearning to go back to vinyl? Follow these rules of record collecting

So you want to get into records but you don't know where to start. And your motives are pure, not merely a nostalgic pining for ...

Goulding's leap rewards with chart-topping hits

Coming into her current album "Delirium," Ellie Goulding felt she was reaching a critical point in her career. While she had enjoyed success in the pop ...

Pittsburgh Symphony's sonic onslaught exceptional

An exceptionally interesting and exciting concert Friday night by Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra kicked off its final weekend of performances before going ...

Posies cut out middleman with 'Secret Shows' tour

Recording artists have been playing house concerts for years, and for good reason. Typically, those who make the music are the last to get paid, ...

Carpenter, Urban albums stretch country-music labels

'The Things That We Are Made Of' Mary Chapin Carpenter (Lambent Light Records/ Thirty Tigers) Mary Chapin Carpenter at her best doesn't really do ...

Avett Brothers continue to grow, but stay true to folk-rock core

The Avett Brothers have been on quite a musical journey of evolving their sound over the past decade, going from a trio playing acoustic guitar, ...

Honeck tackles Strauss' opera suite, percussion concerto with PSO

The gifts to posterity from composer Richard Strauss were many and diverse. He enriched orchestral repertoire with a series of tone poems that are popular ...

Cyndi Lauper's back, this time with a country twang

Pop singer, songwriter and Broadway musical composer Cyndi Lauper has added a little country twang to her signature Queens accent. Her country-and-western covers album "Detour," ...

Live Nation offers $20 tickets to First Niagara shows

Live Nation is offering tickets to some upcoming shows at First Niagara Pavilion for $20. The offer, part of Live Nation's Kickoff to Summer promotion, begins ...

Photo gallery: Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown

Touring in support of their highly acclaimed sixth album, Fiver Finger Death Punch threw down their heavy-metal hits by the handful during their show Monday ...