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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.


Jim Cunningham experienced a speedy delivery when David Newell, Mr. McFeely of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, stopped by to chat about upcoming screenings of "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and some unique history behind famous Neighborhood characters. Listen to the full podcast HERE!

WQED’s guitar legend Joe Negri at age 92 in 2018 tells the story of his years with Fred Rogers as Handyman Negri on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and as the proprietor of Negri’s Music Shop. Listen to the full interview HERE.


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

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

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

Fri, Nov 23 at 10:00 am

The Sound of Music Sing-Along

The popular Sound of Music Sing-Along returns on Thanksgiving Friday, bringing generations together for a super holiday tradition! This year, opera performer and music educator Molly Stater will lead the audience in the singing. More info.

Sat, Nov 24 at 1:00 pmSat, Dec 1 at 1:00 pm

Celebrity Wrapping Saturdays

For the holidays, Small Mall will be hosting a series of gift wrapping events to help you prepare for the holidays! We’ve invited five artists to design custom wrapping paper for the season, and they’ll be here to wrap your gifts for you. More info.

Sat, Nov 24 at 8:00 pm

Renaissance City Winds "American Immigrants - Our Musical Melting Pot"

The Winds’ annual Holiday Concert returns to Holmes Hall in Allegheny West over Thanksgiving weekend.  This year’s program features music by composers who immigrated to the United States from all over the world, bringing with them many different m More info.

Sun, Nov 25 at 12:00 pm

Arts & Garden Cultural Screening Series: The Gardener

The finale of the Arts & Garden Series: The Gardener.  This films transports viewers to one of the world's mot exquisite gardens, The Four Winds outside Quebec, a labor of love and artistic merit for more than 40 years. More info.

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