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. | Open Full Player


The Pittsburgh Concert Channel is your 24-hour home for archived Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcasts. | Open Full Player

Q the Music, Pittsburgh Classical Network features the best performances by musicians throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. | Open Full Player

Made possible by the Pittsburgh International Airport and FlyPittsburgh.com

Click here to send in your request!

Featured Podcasts


Edgewood Symphony Orchestra - Perfect Pitch

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Monique Mead, Lance LaDuke and Lynette Garlan about the Edgewood  Listen


Manfred and Rainer Honeck

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director and his brother, Rainer Honeck, who is the soloist for  Listen

CD Spotlight

Beethoven, Period.
The complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. Matt Haimovitz plays his 1710 Goffriller cello, with ox-gut strings, while Christopher O’Riley plays an 1823 Broadwood fortepiano.
To order the recording

The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
view schedule

Monday-Friday, April 20-24 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Voices from the East

This week, Bill explores the music of composers who struggled for artistic freedom on both sides of the Iron Curtain, including Arvo Pärt, Sofia Gubaidulina, György Ligeti, and Giya Kancheli. view schedule

Saturday, April 25 at 7am
Performance Today Weekend

This two hour weekly program which features classical music in concert from sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. Hosted by Fred Child. view schedule

Saturday, April 25 at noon
Pittsburgh Opera Preview with Anna Singer

Learn about the upcoming production of Donizetti’s romantic comedy “The Daughter of the Regiment.” You’ll hear interviews with both leads, along with Music Director Anthony Walker, and stage Director Sean Curran.
view schedule

Saturday, April 25 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Louis Langree conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. view schedule

Sunday, April 26 at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

April is the Academy of American Poets’ annual celebration NATIONAL POETRY MONTH – highlighting the art form and its place in our culture. Sunday Baroque will mark the occasion with poetic music by a variety of composers. view schedule



View More Interviews


Houston Symphony Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada talks about his debut concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

 


The Pittsburgh Symphony horns discuss the Schumann Konzertstück.

 

FOLLOW US!


  

 

Loading...

 

WQED Cultural Calendar

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Wednesday, Apr. 22 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Carnegie Mellon School of Music
Andres Cardenes leads the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic in Samuel Barber's Symphony in One Movement, Beethoven's Symphony #3 "Eroica." Faculty artist Jennifer Aylmer will sing Donizetti's "Quel guardo, il cavaliere" ...more info

Peter Pan
Thursday, Apr. 23 - Sunday, May. 3
Presenter: Pittsburgh Musical Theater
...more info

Music 101: Andy Reamer, principal percussion
Thursday, Apr. 23 at 12:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Music 101 is a series of informal lunchtime lecture-performances featuring PSO musicians. They discuss their instruments and orchestra sections, and their musical lives, perform short pieces and answer questions from ...more info

The Texas Tenors
Friday, Apr. 24 - Sunday, Apr. 26
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
This trio of classically trained singers performs a one-of-a-kind mix of Broadway, classical, country and gospel music. You've seen them on America's Got Talent and on PBS in The Texas ...more info

See Entire Cultural Calendar >
Submit Your Event for the Cultural Calendar >

Requests

Requests

featured specials


  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

featured specials


  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

featured specials


  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

Requests

Clubs, FAQ, Awards

 

Other Links

featured specials

  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.