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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

Tue, Jul 24 at 12:00 pm

Noon Recital, Andrea Blough

Andrea Blough, soprano, presents French melodies and English lullabies. Accompanied by Harriett Miller. No charge but contributions received during light lunch that follows at 12:30 p.m. More info.

Thu, Jul 26 at 7:30 pm

Musicians' Concert Band

The Musicians' Concert Band is a community band based in Butler, Pennsylvania. The band has around 70 volunteer musicians that enjoy performing for audiences throughout the summer. More info.

Sun, Jul 29 at 4:00 pm

Swingtet 8

Enjoy a program in air-conditioned comfort of favorite tunes by this popular local group - part of the Monroeville Arts Council Concerts series. More info.

Mon, Jul 30 at 9:00 am

Art, Drama, and Music Camp

Join children from across the South Hills for a fabulous art, drama, and music camp in North Strabane Township, July 30 - August 3, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Qualified instructors will lead children, ages 6 - 13, through four arts-centered classes.  It' More info.

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