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Classical WQED 89.3 FM

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

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Pittsburgh Concert Channel

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

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Q the Music

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

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Chamber Music Pittsburgh

Voice of the Arts

"The Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show" plays at the Mattress Factory April 23rd. Pianist Tom Roberts and clarinetist Mary Beth Malek stopped by to chat about and play tunes from the concert.

Young Audition Winners

Voice of the Arts

Watch three performances from Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Audition Winners when they visited WQED-FM's studios to play various pieces and preview their upcoming concert.

WQED + Kindness

Our role is the community for 65 years has been to provide a safe, inclusive place for all. Now we are celebrating these shared values more than ever. We invite the you to share your day-to-day acts of kindness!

PSO: "Music for Food"

At the Symphony

Four members of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra play an excerpt from the Britten Phantasy Quartet and preview "Music for Food", a national effort helping to feed hungry Americans.

Chatham Baroque

The members of Chatham Baroque stopped by the QED Morning Show to chat and perform the first movement of Nicola Matteis' "Suite of Ayres".

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Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

Conductor Leonard Slatkin & Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Conductor Emmanuel Krivine

Pianist Bertrand Chamayou

Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov

Cellist Maximilian Hornung

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Conductor Juanjo Mena

Violinist Ray Chen

Conductor Christoph König

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

Fri, May 24 at 7:00 pm

PBT School Spring Performance

Open to the public, this event will include more than 200 students from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School's Student and Pre-Professional Divisions.  More info.

Fri, May 24 at 7:00 pm

Book Launch Party

White Whale Bookstore is hosting a book launch for A.K. Small's debut novel, Bright Burning Stars, which comes out on May 21, 2019. More info.

Fri, May 24 at 7:30 pm

THE BRASS ROOTS and ORGAN in CONCERT: FRENCH FEAST

The 8th Season of East Liberty Presbyterian Church’s Cathedral Concerts closes with another sonic spectacular for brass, percussion, and organ, featuring ELPC’s brass ensemble in residence, The Brass Roots, and organist Edward Alan Moore. More info.

Sat, May 25 at 10:00 am

Pittsburgh Cello Fest

The 3rd annual Pittsburgh Cello Fest is a day-long event for cello lovers and musica enthusiasts of all ages. The day will include masterclasses from cellists of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, multiple performances, and cello workshops. More info.

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