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Q the Music

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

Pittsburgh Concert Channel

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

Jim Cunningham experienced a speedy delivery when David Newell, Mr. McFeely of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, stopped by to chat about upcoming screenings of "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and some unique history behind famous Neighborhood characters. Listen to the full podcast HERE!

WQED’s guitar legend Joe Negri at age 92 in 2018 tells the story of his years with Fred Rogers as Handyman Negri on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and as the proprietor of Negri’s Music Shop. Listen to the full interview HERE.

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The Pittsburgh Symphony celebrates 10 years of Manfred Honeck as Music Director. Learn more.

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Conductor Juanjo Mena

Violinist Ray Chen

Conductor Christoph König

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov

Cellist Maximilian Hornung

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, Sep 21 at 9:00 am

Composer/Teacher Dr. Kevin Olson presents"Using the Trivium Model for Musical Interpretation"

The Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association will present Dr. Kevin Olson of FJH Music to discuss "Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric: Using the Trivium Model for Music Interpretation".  Dr. More info.

Fri, Sep 21 at 4:00 pm

Friday Afternoon Musicale: Virtuosity and Sensitivity

Friday Afternoon Musicale: Virtuosity and Sensitivity September 21, 4:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Center Featuring works by Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Lowell Liebermann and Tyzen Hsiao More info.

Fri, Sep 21 at 5:30 pm

Rethink Perception

The Office of Public Art, in collaboration with Rethink Vets and The Heinz Endowments, relaunches the exhibition "Rethink Perception," housed in a re-purposed shipping cont More info.

Fri, Sep 21 at 7:30 pm

Chatham Baroque presents Vivaldi's Four Seasons

In their 28th season, Chatham Baroque at last presents Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons––one of the most globally popular and beloved works from the Baroque. More info.

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