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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.


It is a Joy: WQED-FM is 50 Years Old

Pittsburgh History Series

Host and narrator Rick Sebak brings you a celebration of WQED-FM, 89.3, Pittsburgh's All-Classical radio station with historic footage, live performances, and comments from listeners, on-air hosts, and Fred Rogers.

Holiday Programming

Tune in to Classical WQED-FM 89.3 and our Q the Music Station for special Holiday concerts, songs, and storytelling from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day.


Take Classical WQED FM with you on the go! Stream our live channel or listen to our podcasts on demand!



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

Hosted by WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham and CMOA's Dana Bishop-Root, Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events.

Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

Jim Cunningham reports from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

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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

WQED Cultural Calendar

Thu, Oct 12 at 5:00 pmFri, Oct 13 at 9:00 am

New Exhibition: Fugue State, Paintings by Catharine Fichtner

James Gallery hosts the Opening Reception on Thursday, October 12th, from 5pm-8pm. The exhibition continues through December 8th, 2023.   More info.

Thu, Dec 7 at 8:00 pmFri, Dec 8 at 10:00 am

One-Log Bridge

One-Log Bridge is a new opera theatre work about the immigrant experience in the U.S. More info.

Fri, Dec 8 at 7:00 pm

Ji Sung Lee in Concert

An evening program of works for piano by Mozart, Liszt and others, plus a set of variations on Christmas themes, played by Ji Sung Lee, Artist Diploma student at Duquesne University. A free will offering will be collected. More info.

Fri, Dec 8 at 7:00 pmSat, Dec 9 at 7:00 pm

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Steel City Shakespeare Center is proud to present a captivating solo performance of the Dickensian masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, featuring the illustrious Bob Colbert.  Prepare to be transported into a world of redemption and merriment, as we in More info.

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