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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

Tue, Apr 24 at 12:00 pm

Noon Recital

Devon Haselrig, pianist, presents Gospel improvs of hymns and spirituals. No charge but contributions accepted at a light lunch that follows at 12:30 p.m. More info.

Sat, Apr 21 at 8:00 pmTue, Apr 24 at 7:00 pm

The Elixir of Love

We will conclude our 2017-18 season with Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amore - The Elixir Of Love, a comedy about a traveling medicine show huckster who claims to possess a love potion. More info.

Tue, Apr 24 at 8:00 pm

A Song for All Seasons: A Concert of Music for Two Pianos

Enjoy beautifully performed piano selections by Professor Edith Humphrey and Fay D'Ippolito during "A Song for All Seasons: A Concert of Music for Two Pianos." Selections will include Pictures at an Exhibition, The Montagues and the C More info.

Tue, Apr 24 at 8:00 pm

Meet The Artists- The Elixir of Love

Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn interviews the stars of The Elixir of More info.

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