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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.


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.


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

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

Fri, Nov 16 at 4:00 pm

Friday Afternoon Musicale: Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part X

Friday Afternoon Musicale: Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part X November 16, 4:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Hall More info.

Fri, Nov 16 at 5:00 pm

Tiny Talk with Jenna (Kay) Houston

Small Mall will host a micro exhibit of Jenna (Kay) Houston’s work for a one night only show accompanied by an artist talk. More info.

Fri, Nov 16 at 7:30 pm

St. Paul Cathedral 2018 Cathedral Concert Series

Friday, November 16, 2018 – 7:30pm Kimberly Marshall, Organist Arizona State university In conjunction with the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh More info.

Fri, Nov 16 at 7:30 pm

Organist Kimberly Marshall to Perform at Saint Paul Cathedral

The Organ Artists Series (OAS) of Pittsburgh will present organist Kimberly Marshall on Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., at Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland. More info.

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