Music

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Valentine's show lacks passion

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Valentine's Day concert, heard Friday night at Heinz Hall, offered good musicianship and taste in four pieces from the Romantic era, ...

St. Vincent professor's passion? Music

Thomas Octave is an assistant professor of music at St. Vincent College in Unity, teaching courses in voice, musical theater and opera and conducting the ...

Success hasn't spoiled Underwood as Grammy winner comes to Consol

Despite marriage, new motherhood and a greatest-hits album in the past few years, country superstar Carrie Underwood isn't taking any significant, metaphorical "Smoke Break," per ...

Protomartyr brings Motor City grit to Pittsburgh

Starting a band is rarely a good idea. That's why it's usually done by teenagers and/or people in their early 20s. They usually don't know ...

PSO tackles Romantic Era's impossible love

The career of conductor Juraj Valcuha, who has become a popular guest at Heinz Hall, Downtown, is centered in Europe. But his upcoming Pittsburgh Symphony ...

Grammy-winning group melds jazz, Afro Latin music

Arturo O'Farrill says the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra has a mission reflected in its name. "We want to dispel the notion that jazz and Afro Latin ...

Beyonce to play Heinz Field on May 31

Fresh off her Super Bowl 50 halftime show appearance, Beyonce announced her Formation World Tour will stop at Heinz Field on May 31. Tickets will ...

Pittsburgh Symphony retirees find the music goes on

Performing music is a consuming profession. The mental concentration and physical precision and accuracy required are intense. And after thousands of hours in childhood spent ...

Musicians are reaching out to fans for upfront funding

By any measure, The Clarks are one of Western Pennsylvania's most successful bands. Over the past three decades, the quartet has achieved artistic and commercial ...

Grammy Awards to broadcast 'Hamilton' opening number live from Broadway

Producers of the Grammy Awards telecast typically leave Broadway production numbers to their brethren who stage the annual Tony Awards, but this year they are ...

Reviews: Buddy Miller captures collaborative spirit of cruise

'Cayamo Sessions at Sea' Buddy Miller & Friends (New West) Put Buddy Miller on a cruise ship, and outlaw country becomes Caribbean country. ...

Metallica doesn't expect to play any Super Bowl halftime shows

SAN FRANCISCO — While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play ...

Lights, camera, music: PSO Pops concert celebrates the movies

A concert consisting almost entirely of Academy Award-winning scores, PNC Pops "The Ultimate Oscars" on Friday was on one level a warm-up for this year's ...

Wiz Khalifa releases sixth album, announces new marijuana deal

Wiz Khalifa just debuted some new music, and he'll soon have some recreational, um, greenery for fans to enjoy while they listen. Khalifa (real name Cameron ...

Panic! at the Disco, Weezer plan July show at Pittsburgh's Stage AE

Panic! at the Disco, who last week briefly bumped Adele and David Bowie down the Billboard 200 album chart to claim the top spot, is ...

Pittsburgh Opera artists to sing of love at lunch

The Pittsburgh Opera will look ahead to Valentine's Day at its next Brown Bag concert Feb. 6, when all seven of its resident artists will ...

Pittsburgh-native jazz pianist Garner still in spotlight

Legendary jazz pianist Erroll Garner, a Pittsburgh native, has been dead for nearly 40 years, but his legacy is alive and well. "The Complete Concert by ...

Jimmy Buffett back in Pittsburgh Aug. 23

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be back for their annual stop at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown on Aug. 23. Tickets for ...

PSO to play Oscar-winning scores in original formats

Although the 2016 Academy Awards won't take place until Feb. 28, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is highlighting the importance of film music two weeks earlier ...

Red Western embraces 'janglier' sound

The Red Western has been such a consistent presence in the Pittsburgh music scene that it's surprising how much the band's sound has changed. In fact, ...