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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, Apr 6 at 9:00 amThu, Apr 26 at 9:00 am

Cub’ Art project

The Christine Frehcard Gallery is bringing Cub' art exhibition to Pittsburgh. We are featuring 5 Cuban artists : Jose Luis Cabrera, Yamiliany Morales Ferras, Jesus Gastell, Dayron Simon Rivero, and Duhamel Xolot  More info.

Thu, Apr 26 at 7:00 pm

Faculty Recital: Alec Chien, Piano

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Fri, Apr 27 at 6:00 pm


Surrounded by the classical architecture of the Carnegie Museum's Hall of Sculpture and the global sounds of acclaimed DJ SMI, please join us for an exclusive early look at the artwork More info.

Fri, Apr 27 at 7:00 pm

Paint Night at Parents In Toto!

Join us for a night of friendship and creativity! All supplies provided! BYOB! (This is a 21+event) $25.00/person. Please RSVP at info@parentsintoto.org More info.

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