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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.


Ryan Rydzewski - Grable Foundation

Voice of the Arts

Ryan Rydzewski, Communications Officer of the Grable Foundation, talks about his book "When You Wonder, You're Learning: Mister Rogers Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids" as well as the Foundation's "Be the Kind Kid, the Kindness in Action Campaign."

Max Gonano - Community Band South

Voice of the Arts

Community Band South presents a concert to celebrate the musical legacy of Jim Bennett on October 7th, 2pm at Upper St. Clair High School. Max A. Gonano spoke with Jim Cunningham about the concert.

Prime Stage Theater

Voice of the Arts

Prime Stage Theater's Artistic Director, Wayne Brinda, and Board Member, Sueanne Zoratto, discuss with WQED about their upcoming Cemetery Walk at the Homewood Cemetery on September 30th from 1:30-4pm, as well as their season opener, "The Miracle Worker."

RAD Days 2023

Enjoy 40 days of fun at our regional assets, offering more than 70 free events and experiences throughout Allegheny County from Sept. 8 through Oct. 17, 2023.


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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. 


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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

Tue, Oct 3 at 12:00 pm

Noon Recital: HighStrung

Smitty and Deese play and sing folk tunes from Peter, Paul and Mary, plus traditional fiddle tunes and some Irish songs. Light lunch follows. No charge; costs covered by donations. More info.

Tue, Oct 3 at 6:00 pm

Lost & Found in Translation: Storytelling with the World Affairs Council

Our festival programming begins with an evening of live storytelling! More info.

Tue, Oct 3 at 7:00 pm

Aria412 Opera Group Presents Hoptoberfest

Sprechen sie sing? Cap off this year's Octoberfest with Aria412's Hoptoberfest at the most hop-penning place around, Hop Farm Brewing!   More info.

Wed, Sep 20 at 5:30 pmWed, Sep 27 at 5:30 pm

Wine Down Wednesdays

EVERY WEDNEDAY 5:30-8:30pm No Cover!  $20 special includes salad, wine, pasta - or full menu available. Featuring a rotating lineup of local jazz acts!   More info.

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