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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 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



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

Sun, Mar 18 at 3:00 pm

Chamber Music from Pitt

Recent chamber music for strings by Eric Gratta (Night Out East), Tison Street (Quartet II on a Hymn Tune) and Roger Zahab (opening out) leading to Felix Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings performed by musicians from Pitt. More info.

Sun, Mar 18 at 3:30 pm

Music at South Avenue

A program of chamber music, featuring Facade by William Walton for a small instrumental group and poetry of Edith Sitwell read by Judith Dorian;  George Pearsall's "Baroque Suite" for flute and piano, played by Terri Denmon and Joyce Moon Strobel; More info.

Sun, Mar 18 at 7:30 pm

A student recital, featuring pianist Tyler Gunzenhauser and composer Michael Matsakis.

A student recital, featuring pianist Tyler Gunzenhauser and composer Michael Matsakis. 7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free. More info.

Sat, Mar 17 at 8:00 pmSun, Mar 18 at 8:00 pm

little match girl passion

Resonance Works is thrilled to present the Pittsburgh premiere of David Lang’s little match girl passion. More info.

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