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

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

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

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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.

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The Pittsburgh Symphony celebrates 10 years of Manfred Honeck as Music Director. Learn more.

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

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Conductor Juanjo Mena

Violinist Ray Chen

Conductor Christoph König

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov

Cellist Maximilian Hornung

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@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

Mon, Oct 15 at 1:00 pm

Symphony East Presents a PSO Flute Triple Play

Enjoy a performance by the three members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra flute section: Lorna McGhee, Principal Flute; Jennifer Steele, Second Flute; and Rhian Kenny, Principal Piccolo. More info.

Mon, Oct 15 at 5:00 pm

Fall Newman Lecture: Social Scholarship and Digital Humanities in the 21st Century

The higher education environment continues to experience a period of significant global change and disruption driven by multiple factors, the most important of which is the deepening transition to a digital knowledge economy. More info.

Mon, Oct 15 at 6:30 pm

Arts and Drafts

Join us for an evening of art and beer.  The night begins at Small Mall, where artist Margaret Spacapan will give you a glimpse of her process as a sculptor who works primarily with glass. More info.

Mon, Oct 15 at 7:00 pm

IC Players presents: Continent Series no. 7, Antarctica

IC (Incidental Chamber) Players Present: Continent Series: Antarctica More info.

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