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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.

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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

Podcasts

@theSymphony

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. 

Encore

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, Oct 18 at 7:30 pmThu, Oct 19 at 7:30 pm

School of Rock The Musical

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn,a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. More info.

Sun, Oct 22 at 2:30 pm

Patti Austin: Beyond the American Songbook

The season opens with Grammy-winning artist Patti Austin who brings her magnificent voice and jazzy style to classic songs from the Great American Songbook — and beyond! More info.

Fri, Oct 13 at 8:00 pmSat, Oct 14 at 8:00 pm

H.M.S. Pinafore with the Pittsburgh Savoyards

Get ready to “Sail the Ocean Blue” with the Pittsburgh Savoyards in October as we launch our 80th season with one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best-loved and most successful operettas H.M.S Pinafore! Full of light-hearted jokes and familiar More info.

Sun, Oct 22 at 2:30 pm

Patti Austin: Beyond the American Songbook

The season opens with Grammy-winning artist Patti Austin who brings her magnificent voice and jazzy style to classic songs from the Great American Songbook — and beyond! More info.

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