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WQED-FM 89.3 is committed to providing classical music and the other fine arts programming to entertain, inform and enrich the Western Pennsylvania region. The only classical radio station in the Pittsburgh area, WQED-FM is a lively advocate for the arts both locally and nationally.

Q the Music

Q the Music, Pittsburgh Classical Network features the best performances by musicians throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Concert Channel

The Pittsburgh Concert Channel is your 24-hour home for archived Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcasts.

The Classical QED Spring Fundraiser has ended, but listener support does not!  We had help from so many wonderful people during the pledge drive. QED Cooks host Chris Fennimore spent the afternoon on our final day of the drive with Bryan Sejvar.  Thank you to Chris, and thank you to everyone who pledged their support during our short on-air campaign.  If you did not make your donation during our pledge drive, click here to support Classical QED.   

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The Pittsburgh Symphony celebrates 10 years of Manfred Honeck as Music Director. Learn more.

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Conductor Juanjo Mena

Violinist Ray Chen

Conductor Christoph König

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov

Cellist Maximilian Hornung

Podcasts

@theSymphony

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. 

Encore

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

Fri, May 25 at 6:30 pm

Amaury Morales - Spring Concert

Come celebrate spring at Brown Chapel AME Church in the North Side. More info.

Fri, May 25 at 7:30 pm

Brass Roots & Organ: “Back to the Movies” Concert

The Brass Roots and organist Edward Alan Moore join forces once again with Pittsburgh Symphony trombonist James Nova for a spectacular follow-up to last season's "Space Odyssey" concert. More info.

Fri, May 25 at 8:00 pm

Mary’s Daughter: Memoirs of an Artivist

Mary’s Daughter: Memoirs of an Artivist is a one woman play about the life and times of Melanie Carter, artistically known as the Hip Hop Artivist, Blak Rapp Madusa. More info.

Sat, May 26 at 7:30 pm

Kamratōn presents Burgh Sounds II

Kamratōn announces Burgh Sounds II, a concert featuring the works of Pittsburgh based composers from The University of Pittsburgh. More info.

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