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Classical WQED 89.3 FM

WQED-FM 89.3 is committed to providing classical music and the other fine arts programming.


Pittsburgh Concert Channel

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


Q the Music

Pittsburgh Classical Network features the best performances by musicians throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.


Musicians of the PSO

Three members of Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra stopped by our studio to play the first movement of Haydn Trio No 1 in C from his London Trios!

Classical Holiday Programming

WQED-FM 89.3

Tune into WQED-FM's classical holiday music and programming beginning December 14th and running until New Year's Day!

David Newell "Mr. McFeely"

Jim Cunningham with David Newell aka "Mr. McFeely" of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, to chat about "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and a unique history behind famous Neighborhood characters.

A Look Inside WQED FM

Get a look inside our classical FM studios with Jim Cunningham and Anna Singer!

"Handyman" Joe Negri

WQED’s guitar legend Joe Negri tells the story of his years with Fred Rogers as Handyman Negri on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and as the proprietor of Negri’s Music Shop.


Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov

Cellist Maximilian Hornung

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Conductor Juanjo Mena

Violinist Ray Chen

Conductor Christoph König



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

Sun, Dec 16 at 2:00 pm

Free Holiday Concert - Pine Creek Community Band

Free holiday concert at The Block Northway at the south atrium. More info.

Fri, Dec 7 at 8:00 pmSat, Dec 8 at 8:00 pm

Nutcracker at Carnegie Performing Arts Center

          An old fashioned holiday theme is the offering for this year’s Nutcracker as presented by the Carnegie Performing Arts Center. More info.

Sun, Dec 16 at 2:30 pm

Pittsburgh Youth Chamber Connection Winter Concert

For their Winter Concert, the Pittsburgh Youth Chamber Connection will offer the final performance of our concert series "Pipes and Keys" which celebrates the 30th anniversary of our Casavant Organ and the 40th anniversary of our Steinway Piano.  More info.

Sun, Dec 16 at 2:30 pm

Chatham Baroque presents Alegría: Christmas Music from Spain and the New World

Chatham Baroque’s holiday program explores music of Baroque Spain and the New World. More info.

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