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Celebrating 50 Years of Being Pittsburgh’s Voice of the Arts!

While many radio stations have changed formats over the years, WQED has kept classical music on the air since it was introduced five decades ago.

What's New from WQED-FM

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The Coffin Maker at Pittsburgh Public Theater

Learn all about Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of “The Coffin Maker” running May 29th through June 16th on our Carnegie Museum of Art “Voice of the Arts” podcast page. Hear interviews with Monteze Freeland, Mark Clayton Southers, Randy Kovitz and Connor McCanlus.

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Sony Ton-Aime – Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures

Executive Director of Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, Sony Ton-Aime, dives deep the upcoming 2024-2025 season.

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Andres Cardenes

Former Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and former director of the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic, Andres Cardenes, spoke with Jim Cunningham about his past 36 years in the city of Pittsburgh and much more.

More Great WQED Podcasts

  • Gumbands: A Podcast with Rick Sebak. Holding Pittsburgh together

    Gumbands: A Podcast with Rick Sebak

    GUMBANDS is a podcast about Pittsburgh, its people, its history, its neighborhoods, its small businesses, its food, its charms, its stories, and many of its surprises.

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    @ the Symphony

    Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 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.

  • Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

    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.

  • Artists in the World

    Artists in the World

    Hosted by WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham and CMOA's Dana Bishop-Root, Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events.

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    Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

    Jim Cunningham reports from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

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Uncharted Sonatas: works by Emilie Mayer

Ensemble Vitelotte ( performs two Vioiln & Piano sonatas written by Emilie Mayer (1812-1883).

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Brass3, a concert of brass music

Repertoire will cover a wide array of musical genres from Baroque to Modern, Beatles to Brahms, Canzonas. Sonatas, American folk music and a Rigaudon. Each brass group will perform separately […]

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“Hereafter” Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of “Hereafter” our new regional, juried exhibition, exploring the themes of grief, mourning, and the celebration of life. Craft objects have long been a […]

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Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio hosted by Jim Cunningham, a complete two hour concert with Music Director Manfred Honeck and guest artists heard on over 100 PRI and NPR stations across the country. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall.