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SymphonyCast with Julie Amacher

Classical WQED 89.3 FM

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.


Ryan Keeling

Voice of the Arts

Ryan Keeling talks with Jim Cunningham about the recent performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with the The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. The concert will air on WQED-FM on Thursday June 2nd at 7PM.

Pittsburgh Symphony Broadcast

The close of the 2021-2022 concert season as Emanuel Ax performs the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20. Manfred Honeck conducts Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 and the Pittsburgh Premiere of “Five Pieces.”

Alexi Kenney

@ the Sympphony

Jim Cunningham spoke with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra soloist Alexi Kenney about his concerto, being familiar with the PSO, and more.


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Sohrab Mohebbi - Carnegie Museum of Art

Voice of the Arts

Jim Cunningham spoke with the Curator of the 58th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art - Sohrab Mohebbi. He talks about the first round of commissions and more in this podcast.

Congratulations Jim Cunningham

Congratulations go out to our own Jim Cunningham, who was presented with the 'Communications Professional Of The Year' award from Thiel College!

Thiel College graduate Jim Cunningham (’77) was given the 2022 James Pedas (’50), H’89 Communications Professional of the Year Award. Cunningham is a senior executive producer at WQED Multimedia. MORE INFORMATION

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

María Dueñas and Manfred Honeck

Pianist Jan Lisiecki

Actress & Singer Tamara Tunie, Composer Kathryn Bostic

Pianist Seong-Jin Cho

Conductor Vasily Petrenko

Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan

Violinist Baiba Skride

Composer Jonathan Leshnoff

Pianist Till Fellner



Pianist Beatrice Rana

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



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. 


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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.