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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

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

Thu, Feb 22 at 7:00 pm

Chamber Music Pittsburgh & Boom Concepts Present Songs of Lake Volta

Chamber Music Pittsburgh and BOOM Concepts invite you to enjoy Songs of Lake Volta inspired by Ghanaian music and culture, composed by Joe Sheehan. More info.

Fri, Feb 23 at 6:00 pm

Welcome to the Jungle

Need to warm up this winter?  A tropical jungle is closer than you think!     Take a break from the winter weather and enjoy a rainforest-inspired evening at the National Aviary’s 21+ fundraiser!  More info.

Sat, Feb 17 at 8:00 pmTue, Feb 20 at 7:00 pm

Ashes & Snow

Pittsburgh Opera is proud to produce our second world premiere in two years. This time the work will be performed in the intimate environs of Pittsburgh Opera’s historic headquarters in the Strip District. More info.

Sat, Feb 24 at 2:00 pm

Out of Darkness, Pittsburgh Girls Choir

The Pittsburgh Girls Choir presents choral music inspired by light and hope. Concentio's program will feature works including "In the Beginning" and "Prayer of Saint Francis" by Imant Raminsh, "Three Songs of Light" by Srul Irving Glick, and "Tund More info.

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