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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

Wed, Mar 1 at 8:00 pm

The Music of Prince with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is joined by a live band in a symphonic tribute to music and pop culture icon Prince, performing hits like “Purple Rain,” “Little Red Corvette” and more! Tickets range from $25 to $65. More info.

Fri, Mar 3 at 8:00 pmSat, Mar 4 at 8:00 pm

Patience - Pittsburgh Savoyards March 3-12, 2017

Lovesick ladies! Jilted Dragoons! Dueling dandies! Poetic poseurs! More info.

Sat, Mar 4 at 10:00 am

PB&J: Piano and Forte

Like life, music has its ups and downs. We explore those wonderful contrasts in Baroque music both soft and loud.  More info.

Sat, Mar 4 at 2:00 pm

Student Recital: Jacob Boca, trumpet

Jacob Boca, trumpet Donna Amato, piano with special guests: Will Ottow, Tenor Mia Venezia, Harp Kami Ghavi Helm and Crystal Qi, Violin Stephen Weiss, Viola Bronwyn Hagerty, Cello More info.

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