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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.

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Pablo Heras-Casado

Pablo Heras-Casado

Jim Cunningham spoke with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Guest Conductor, the world-renowned Pablo Heras-Casado, about this weekend’s concerts, on this “At the Symphony” podcast.

Everlasting Plastics exhibition

CMOA’s Everlasting Plastics

Alyssa Velazquez and Theodossis Issaias chat with Jim Cunningham about the Carnegie Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, Everlasting Plastics – exploring how plastics shape and erode the environments around us. (ReportArch/Andrea Ferro Photography)

Daniel Singer and Jim Cunningham

Daniel Singer – Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

Jim Cunningham spoke with The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh’s new Music Director, Daniel Singer, about their FREE concerts taking place March 9th at Westminster Presbyterian Church and March 10th at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

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Wayne Brinda – Prime Stage Theatre

Wayne Brinda of Prime Stage Theatre stopped by to talk about “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” running March 1st through 10th at the New Hazlett Theater.

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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Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra Presents “March Madness”!

The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra will present March Madness, a program celebrating music with an association with the letter M. The concert will feature percussion soloist Camilo Jauregui performing “El Vibrafono […]

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Woodblock Prints with Valerie Lueth

Sat., Mar. 9, 2024, 1–4 p.m.$25; museum admission included Join woodcut artist Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop as she guides workshop participants in the drawing, carving, and printing of a […]

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Passages to Safety: Untold Stories of Jewish Refugees in Latin America

While Latin America only permitted about 84,000 Jewish refugees during the Holocaust, pockets of hope emerged. Tens of thousands of Spanish and Jewish refugees escaped Nazi-occupied Europe with the help […]

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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.