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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.

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.

Jim Cunningham's 40th Anniversary

WQED celebrates Jim Cunningham and his 40 years with the organization. See pictures from behind the scenes.


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, Jul 11 at 8:00 pmFri, Jul 12 at 8:00 pm


Sleazy lawyers, Mafia Dons, romance in the sun… What could be funnier? Jeffrey Binder’s riotous Godfather twist on the Moliere comedy, Scapin, set in Naples (Florida, not Italy) set box office records last year at the Gulfshore Playhouse. More info.

Thu, Jun 13 at 8:00 pmFri, Jun 14 at 8:00 pm

The Speckled Band

The Speckled Band was first published in the Strand Magazine in 1892 and later reprinted in the short-story collection The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. More info.

Tue, Jul 23 at 11:00 am

Art Classes for Kids: Seascapes

This spring and summer, Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation, and visual artist Sarah Hunter are working together to bring art classes to kids in grades 1 - 6! We will celebrate summer by painting a sunny, beach, scene! More info.

Tue, Jul 23 at 7:30 pm

Degenerate Art Concert

A recital of music repressed in World War II-era Germany, including works by Kurt Weill, Paul Dessau, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Franz Schreker and others, sung by members of the Young Professional Artists Program. More info.

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