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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.


Bach Beethoven and Brunch hosted by WQED FM

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


Voice of the Arts

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

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. 

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.


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


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.

Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

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

WQED Cultural Calendar

Sat, Jun 24 at 7:30 pm

Pittsburgh Festival Opera Presents: A Gathing of Sons

Claim your humanity. Another Black man is shot by a White police officer, and we ask what comes next? How do we heal? How do we protect our children? How do we survive this state, this country, this world? More info.

Sat, Jun 24 at 7:30 pm

A Gathering of Sons

The 28th world premiere of Pittsburgh Festival Opera, A Gathering of Sons is the second commissioned work in the company's Music that Matters series of new operas on contemporary issues. The jazz opera opens the Festival's 40th season. More info.

Fri, Jun 23 at 8:00 pmSat, Jun 24 at 8:00 pm

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Season Finale! Honeck Conducts Beethoven

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s season finale will ignite and simulate the senses to celebrate the joys of music. The concert includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. More info.

Sun, Jun 25 at 10:30 am

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch

Quinta Voce Wind Quintet will perform More info.

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