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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

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.

Sat, Apr 21 at 8:00 pmSun, Apr 22 at 2:00 pm


Peter Pan, the delightful tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up, is the children’s play presented by the Carnegie Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. More info.

Sun, Apr 22 at 2:00 pm

Academy Baroque Ensemble "Tutto Italiano"

  Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s presents    Academy Baroque Ensemble ~ “Tutto Italiano”  April 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM   Old St. Luke's Church  330 Old Washington Pike Carnegie PA15106  More info.

Sun, Apr 22 at 2:00 pm

Shared Inspirations: Alice Guy Blaché, and the Impressionist Painters

Leslie Amper  will present a multimedia event including piano performance, images, discussion, and silent film with live accompaniment. More info.

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