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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.

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Pittsburgh Concert Channel

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

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Q the Music

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

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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.

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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

Sun, Oct 21 at 12:00 pm

Two Trains Runnin-- blue documentary

Final showing of a fascinating documentary about the search for two legendary bluesmen at the time of the American Civil Rights Movement-- and the impact on music. More info.

Sun, Oct 21 at 2:00 pm

Chamber Music at Old St. Luke's

October 21 at 2PM Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s presents    “Plucked and Bowed”  Monique Mead - violin Warren Davidson - viola  and Isabel Cardenes - harp    Music of Bach and Mozart More info.

Fri, Oct 12 at 8:00 pmSat, Oct 13 at 8:00 pm

Yeomen of the Guard

The Pittsburgh Savoyards Presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s, The Yeomen of the Guard.  The only tragedy ever written by G & S!!! More info.

Fri, Oct 19 at 8:00 pmSun, Oct 21 at 3:00 pm

Leonard Bernstein's On the Town in Concert

Resonance Works opens its sixth season celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with the brilliant score to his first Broadway success - On the Town! More info.

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