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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.


Shori Sims

Voice of the Arts

Pittsburgh-based, multi-skilled artist Shori Sims discusses their plans for the future, the intention behind their work, and their first solo show, "Dream of a Black Planet" at Pittsburgh Creative Corps Gallery.


Voice of the Arts

WQED-FM "Lead with Music" Fellow Kamera Dorsey spoke with musician LoRen about her upcoming "No Covers" event on August 5th - a live music experience unlike any other that showcases the original music and stories of a variety of artists.

Noel Quintana

Voice of the Arts

WQED-FM "Lead With Music" Fellow Avery Barrera sits down with salsa musician Noel Quintana to discuss love of the conga, musical inspirations, and what it means to be a salsa artist in Pittsburgh.

West Hills Symphonic Band

Voice of the Arts

This week's Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert concludes with saxophones of the East Wind Symphonic Band. Jim Cunningham speaks with band member Ed Dzenis on what to expect at the show.

2022 Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival

Voice of the Arts

It's back! Ron Carnevali talks about this year's Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival, featuring the Spin Doctors and Railroad Earth and the headliners. The Festival takes place July 29th and 30th at People's Natural Gas Park.

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

Voice of the Arts

The 2022 Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble series is titled "Theater of Music." Jim Cunningham spoke with Kevin Noe and Lindsey Kesselman about the upcoming season and more in this Carnegie Museum of Art "Voice of the Arts" podcast.


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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

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.

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

Fri, Jul 29 at 3:00 pmFri, Aug 5 at 3:00 pm

Farmers Grill at Allegheny Commons Market

Visit Blackberry Meadows Farm Farmers Grill Fridays now through November 18, 2022 at the Allegheny Commons Market in the North Side. Enjoy our signature Farmers Grill selections including P.I.G. More info.

Sat, Aug 13 at 1:30 pm

Open House at Carnegie Performing Arts Center

Carnegie Performing Arts Center will host a Free Open House on Saturday, August 13, at its studio located at 500 Chestnut Street in Carnegie.  Children ages 2-10 are invited to do crafts, take photos with costumed fairy tale characters, sa More info.

Sun, Aug 14 at 4:00 pm

East Winds Symphonic Band in Concert

Enjoy an afternoon of music that includes marches and tunes from the movies and Broadway. More info.

Tue, Aug 16 at 7:30 pm

Just Summer Concert: C Street Brass

The Chamber Music Pittsburgh Just Summer Series lights up The Highline in Pittsburgh’s South Side with three free community parties this August. More info.

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