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.

Randolph Kelly - Pittsburgh Symphony Violist - Jul 23, 2019

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham recently sat down with long time Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violist Randolph Kelly to talk about his career, and his future plans.



Ron Carnivalli - 2019 Flood City Music Festival - Jul 22, 2019

The 2019 Flood City Music Festival runs August 2nd and 3rd at People's Natural Gas Park in Johnstown.  It's another killer line up of bands, headlined by the Gin Blossoms.  Festival Chairman Ron Carnivalli stopped by WQED-FM to talk with Bryan Sejvar about this year's festival and encourages people from Pittsburgh to make the easy drive to Johnstown for this event!

Andres Franco - Tango! - Jul 22, 2019

Andres Franco will conduct the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Thursday night (7/25) in a concert titled "Tango!"  The orchestra will perform works by Ginastera, Piazzola and more.  Maestro Franco stopped by the QED Morning Show with Anna Singer to tell us all about it.



RAD Interview - Jason Riley - Tickets for Kids - Jul 17, 2019

Tickets for Kids provides free access for low-income and at-risk kids to attend the arts, cultural, educational, and athletic venues of their community.  Executive Director, Jason Riley, stopped by WQED-FM to tell us more about this community resource!



Jonathan Eaton - 2019 Pittsburgh Festival Opera - Jul 16, 2019

Jonathan Eaton stopped by the QED Morning Show with Anna Singer to discuss Pittsburgh Festival Opera's upcoming production of Wagner's "The Valkyrie" taking place at the Falk Auditorium at Winchester Thurston, on July 19th and July 27th.



RAD Interview - South Hills Chorale - Jul 16, 2019

Rick Smith of the South Hills Chorale stopped by WQED-FM to tell us about the group - it's history, along with plans for their 2019-2020 season.