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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.

Hear what Janice Coppola of Klezlectic has to say about her group and what you can expect to hear from them this Sunday at Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch! Listen to the full podcast and more from Voice of the Arts HERE. Find out more about Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch below!


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

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Conductor Juanjo Mena

Violinist Ray Chen

Conductor Christoph König

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov

Cellist Maximilian Hornung



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

Wed, Jun 20 at 7:00 pm

Music for Midsummer Nights

Shadyside Presbyterian Church presents “Music for Midsummer Nights,” a mini-series of concerts on Wednesday evenings in June, at 7:00 p.m. Join us on Wednesday, June 20, to hear pianist James W. Iman perform Berg’s Piano Sonata Op. More info.

Thu, Jun 21 at 12:00 pmThu, Jul 19 at 12:00 pm

Neighborhood Lunch Break

Take a break from your day and join an easy-going midday East-End community lunch break! Organized by KST’s Youth Producers, “NLB” ss a chance for neighbors old and new to mingle, meet and move to the beat. More info.

Fri, Jun 22 at 8:00 pm

Broadway Divas

The biggest voices of the Great White Way close the 2017-2018 PNC Pops season with “Broadway Divas.” This concert — led by popular guest conductor Jack Everly — showcases the thrilling, show-stopping power of four larger-than-life More info.

Fri, Jun 22 at 8:30 pm

Bohemian Bash

Join us for a sizzling 1960s dance party, with a sneak preview of Pittsburgh Festival Opera's La Bohème Warhola, on Friday 22 June, hosted by the Ace Hotel in East Liberty.  More info.

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