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WQED-FM 89.3 is committed to providing classical music and the other fine arts programming to entertain, inform and enrich the Western Pennsylvania region. The only classical radio station in the Pittsburgh area, WQED-FM is a lively advocate for the arts both locally and nationally.

Q the Music

Q the Music, Pittsburgh Classical Network features the best performances by musicians throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Concert Channel

The Pittsburgh Concert Channel is your 24-hour home for archived Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcasts.


The Pittsburgh Symphony celebrates 10 years of Manfred Honeck as Music Director. Learn more.

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

Cellist Maximilian Hornung Interview

Ask Me Anything with Percussionist Colin Currie

Percussionist Colin Currie discusses the February 10 and 12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

Composer James MacMilan discusses the February 10 and 12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts



Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony performances talk about their music.

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Voice of the Arts

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall. 


Did you miss a recent live broadcast? Or do you just want to hear it again? Relive recent WQED-FM live broadcasts on the Encore podcast page. Stream full length broadcasts by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and others.

Classical Crossroads

Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. As Duke Ellington said "There are only two types of music: good music and the other stuff." Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

Jim Cunningham reports from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

WQED Cultural Calendar

Sat, Nov 25 at 8:00 pm

Suite Life: A Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash

The 10th annual Suite Life is a musical tribute to the life and legacy of Kelly Strayhorn Theater namesake Billy Strayhorn. Reared in Homewood, the legendary pianist, arranger and composer made an indelible mark in the world of jazz. More info.

Sun, Nov 26 at 2:00 pm

Chamber Music at Old St. Luke's

  Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s November 26, 2017 ~ 2:00 PM  Worship from the Harp Marissa Knaub Avon, harp   More info.

Mon, Nov 27 at 6:00 pm

Where Love is Illegal - Photography by Robin Hammond

Stories Coming Together, Our Stories and those from Around the World Told through Words and Art More info.

Mon, Nov 27 at 7:30 pm

Chamber Music Pittsburgh Presents a Concert Featuring Trumperter Sean Jones

On Monday, November 27, at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, trumpeter Sean Jones will play a classical program featuring dancers from Attack Theatre as well as members of the More info.

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