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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.

Jim Cunningham experienced a speedy delivery when David Newell, Mr. McFeely of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, stopped by to chat about upcoming screenings of "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and some unique history behind famous Neighborhood characters. Listen to the full podcast HERE!

WQED’s guitar legend Joe Negri at age 92 in 2018 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. Listen to the full interview HERE.

Sponsors

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

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, Sep 26 at 7:30 pm

The Rough & Tumble at SongSpace Gallery

THE ROUGH & TUMBLE TO PLAY SONGSPACE GALLERY More info.

Wed, Sep 26 at 7:30 pm

Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers' Series, Rachel Ghansah

In its endeavor to demonstrate the connection between art and thinking, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series brings nota More info.

Thu, Sep 27 at 6:00 pm

SIX x ATE: Trompe L'oeil

SIX X ATE is a totally innovative take on the usual "dinner and a show." The audience is invited to sit and enjoy short presentations from six artists, plus a meal prepared by La Mendocina Argentine Catering. More info.

Fri, Sep 28 at 7:30 pm

Theremin Master Eric Ross

Eric Ross performs on guitar, piano, synthesizer and is a Master of the Theremin, one of the first electronic instruments. His ERA Ensemble features Kenan Foley (percussion). Roger Dannenberg (horns), and Ben Opie (saxophone). More info.

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