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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.


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.


Tomi Adebayo

WQED Sessions

A local violinist uses an electric violin with a looping pedal to build her own orchestra in this unique episode.

PSO European Tour

See highlights from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2019 European Cities Tour courtesy of our own Jim Cunningham.

WQED + Kindness

One of a Kind Stories

After the tragedy at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, Barb Grossman and her family started the Pgh Handmade Hearts Campaign.

Chamber Music Seminar

Voice of the Arts

Katya Janpoladyan of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and violinist Alison Fujito play a duet by Dotzauer and discuss their upcoming Chamber Music Seminar.

Regional Asset District’s 25th Anniversary

Investing in our region’s quality of life for 25 years

WQED celebrates the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s 25th Anniversary by bringing listeners interviews with the civic, cultural and recreational treasures that are funded by RAD and that we as a community value so much. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

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. 


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

Sat, Jan 25 at 12:00 pm

Lunar New Year 2020 Festival

Celebrate not just one new year but also the Lunar New Year! Saturday 1/25/2020 from 12-4 PM at St Edmund’s Academy. More info.

Sat, Jan 25 at 8:00 pm


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Sun, Jan 26 at 3:00 pm

My Dear Children: A Screening and Director’s Talk Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day

What kind of horror could drive a mother to give up her children? One woman decided to trace her roots to find out what caused her grandmother, Feiga Shamis, to do just that. More info.

Sun, Jan 26 at 3:00 pm

Aeolian Winds

The Aeolian Winds' mission is to share high-quality wind chamber music with the greater Pittsburgh community, bringing the group's members' diverse experiences of their daily lives and chosen professions to the music-making, creating a truly uniqu More info.

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