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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.


Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

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

Fri, Feb 17 at 8:00 pmSat, Feb 18 at 8:00 pm

PNC Pops: Broadway Standing Ovations

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs a night of Broadways biggest hits with favorites from “Oklahoma!,” “Camelot,” “South Pacific,” “West Side Story,” “Les Misérables,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and more. Tickets start at $20. More info.

Mon, Feb 20 at 1:00 pm

River City Brass Quintet at Symphony East

Symphony East presents the River City Brass Quintet in a lunchtime performance. More info.

Wed, Feb 22 at 12:30 pm

PSA Music 101 - John Moore, "It's All About The Bass"

Music 101 is a series of informal lecture-recitals presented at lunchtime in Heinz Hall by musicians of the PSO.  They talk about their lives and their instruments and include short performances, followed by a Q&A session.  $2 admission (stude More info.

Fri, Feb 24 at 8:00 pmSat, Feb 25 at 8:00 pm

BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Rhapsody in Blue

In a night celebrating the Big Apple, the Pittsburgh Symphony and guest conductor Lahav Shani perform works that echo the beat of the big city written by America’s greatest composers. More info.

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