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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

Wed, Apr 25 at 12:30 pm

PSA Music 101 - Bronwyn Banerdt, cello

Music 101 is a series of free lunchtime lecture-recitals presented by musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Speakers discuss their musical lives and their instruments and include short performances, concluding with a Q&A session. More info.

Wed, Apr 25 at 5:00 pm

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks: Spring Revels Happy Hour

Gather with PSiP company members and fellow Bard fans for a Happy Hour fundraiser at Franktuary in Lawrenceville as part of PSiP's annual Week of Will, a week-long celebration of the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.  More info.

Wed, Apr 25 at 6:00 pm

Pgh Photo Fair Speaker Series presents Naomi Beckwith

The PGH Photo Fair provides informative talks on photography at a variety of venues in Pittsburgh leading up to each edition of the fair. More info.

Wed, Apr 25 at 7:00 pm


The Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh cordially invites the public to attend "The Roland M. Carter Choral & Hymn Festival" featuring African-American Composer and Arranger, Roland M. Carter. More info.

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