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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.


Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch

A longtime favorite free series entertains music lovers on the lawn at Mellon Park. Treat yourself to a special Sunday and join us for this buffet of classical melodies.

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. 

Kristen Linfante

Voice of the Arts

The Executive Director of Chamber Music Pittsburgh came by to discuss the upcoming season and their new "Pittsburgh Performs Series"!

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.

James Gourlay

Voice of the Arts

James Gourlay of the River City Brass discusses what you can expect to hear from the band, as well as preview their 2019-2020 season.


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

Thu, Sep 5 at 7:30 pmSun, Sep 15 at 12:00 pm

Cultural Screening: Van Gogh & Japan

This 1 hour, 30 minute documentary shares the impact of traditional Japanese woodblocks on the work of Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. More info.

Sun, Sep 15 at 12:00 pm

"For the beginning of time..."

Join us at Slippery Rock University for a special performance featuring chamber works by Carl Maria von Weber and Bohuslav Martinu. The performance will close with George Crumb's, Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale). More info.

Sun, Sep 15 at 1:30 pm

Zion's 151st History Event

2 p.m. - Journey to the past with The Wayward Companions.  A small group of musicians, in 19th Century Period dress, will perform lively and engaging music of the era’s popular songs.  More info.

Sun, Sep 15 at 3:00 pm

Heinz Chapel Concert: Back to Bach

Award-winning violinist Devin Arrington and acclaimed pianist organist Michael Hammer perform some of Bach's "greatest hits" for solo violin and solo organ while also exploring the music of those who inspired him to greatness. More info.

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