Music Reviews


Concert review: PSO horn players give concert some needed oomph

The Pittsburgh Symphony concert featured four horns on Schumann’s “Konzertstuck” and the local debut of conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada.

1 day ago


 Barry Manilow sings "Could It Be Magic" on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center.

Review: Barry Manilow takes a stroll down memory lane

Opening the night with “It’s a Miracle,” the hits came one after another as the consummate showman showed that at 71, he’s still got it.

2 days ago


 From final dress rehearsal of Carmen at Pittsburgh Opera.   Micaela (Jasmine Muhammad) comes to Seville looking for her fiance Don Jose, but must fend off a group of admiring soldiers, including an overly friendly Morales (Alex DeSocio).

Opera review: Pittsburgh Opera's 'Carmen' effective without flash

With artful singing from guest vocalists and resident artists, this staging presented new insights into “Carmen’s” timeless themes.

6 days ago


 Dave and Phil Alvin perform at Club Cafe Thursday night.

Music review: Alvin Brothers blast off at Club Cafe

Long-awaited reunion finds brothers in vintage form.

2 weeks ago


 Sarah McLachlan ends her song "Adia" at the Benedum Center

Review: McLachlan gets cozy with fans and sings her heart out at Benedum

The audience spent a full evening with Sarah, the Canadian folk-pop diva whose soul-baring music touches her listeners in deeper places.

2 weeks ago


 Ariana Grande performs at the Petersen Event Center on Tuesday night.

Ariana Grande is cool for cats at the Petersen Events Center

Review: Big-voiced Nickelodeon star delivers the typical pop spectacle.

2 weeks ago


 Before Sunday, Carrie Brownstein and Sleater-Kinney hadn't performed in Pittsburgh in 19 years.

Sleater-Kinney roars back with sold-out Stage AE show

After a 19-year absence in Pittsburgh, the reunited trio is in fine punk form.

3 weeks ago



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