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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

Fri, Jul 20 at 3:00 pm

Richard Strauss Lecture

Arabella (1933) is the first of four major operas that Richard Strauss composed in the 1930s, with Die Schweigsame Frau (performed More info.

Fri, Jul 20 at 7:30 pm

Arabella Opening Night

Join the cast at the Opening Night Party with light fare immediately following the performance on Friday 20 July.   More info.

Fri, Jul 20 at 8:00 pm

Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Hatch Arts Collective presents the Pulitzer-nominated Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins from July 20 to August 5, 2018 at Nova Place on Pittsburgh’s Northside. More info.

Fri, Jul 20 at 8:00 pm

Legacy Arts Project :: Dance Africa 2018

PERFORMANCE DETAILS July 20 – 21, 2018 8:00pm / Kelly Strayhorn Theater July 22, 2018 4:00pm / Kelly Strayhorn Theater More info.

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