FM 50th

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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Roman Rindberger – Mnozil Brass

The Mnozil Brass will perform at West Allegheny Senior High School on Monday February 26th at 7pm. Jim Cunningham spoke with trumpet Roman Rindberger about what people can expect at the concert.

Proving Up

Pittsburgh Opera’s “Proving Up”

Anna Singer speaks with the Stage Director, conductor, and various performers of Pittsburgh Opera’s latest production, “Proving Up,” which runs February 17th through the 25th at the Bitz Opera Factory.

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John Moon – Freedom House

Jim Cunningham spoke with John Moon, one of the original Freedom House trailblazers, about the Freedom House exhibit in the Pittsburgh City-County Building and a new program called Freedom House EMT Training.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio – Program 19

Former Music Director Andre Previn conducts the Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss. And Previn both plays and conducts Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24

More Great WQED Podcasts

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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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​Exception to the Rule by Dave Harris

​Appropriate for ages 14+ due to profanity and mature content. Children under 8 will not be admitted. ​Nothing’s worse than being stuck in detention on the Friday before a long […]

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Alice in Wonderland at Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Hall

The charming children’s play Alice in Wonderland features Alice’s adventures when she falls down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. The timeless adventures of Alice are brought to life by […]

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A Celebration of Two CMU Icons: Piano Music by Nikolai Lopatnikoff & Nancy Galbraith

Nanette Kaplan Solomon, piano Luz Manriquez, piano This recital will feature pianist Nanette Kaplan Solomon performing solo piano music by Nikolai Lopatnikoff (1903-1976), who was an internationally known Neoclassic composer and […]

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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.