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Gumbands: A Podcast with Rick Sebak. Holding Pittsburgh together

Gumbands: A Podcast with Rick Sebak

GUMBANDS is a podcast about Pittsburgh, its people, its history, its neighborhoods, its small businesses, its food, its charms, its stories, and many of its surprises.

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@ the Symphony

Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 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.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

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.

Artists in the World

Artists in the World

Hosted by WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham and CMOA's Dana Bishop-Root, Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events.

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Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

Jim Cunningham reports from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

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Latest Podcast Episodes

June 21, 2024

Brian Worsdale – TRYPO on Tour

Conductor Brian Worsdale checks in live from Leipzig, Germany at the statue of Johann Sebastian Bach outside the Thomas Kirche where Bach is buried. The Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra is on tour in Europe with concerts in Jena, Leipzig and Dresden, Germany plus a visit to Prague.

June 18, 2024

Resonance Works – La donna del lago

The first of the many Italian operas based on the works of Sir Walter Scott, La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake), features another operatic rarity: a heroine with agency, who – spoiler alert! – does not die! Filled with dueling high notes and coloratura fireworks, this story of love, loyalty, (and lochs!) in the Scottish highlands is a unique bel canto experience not to be missed! Resonance Works presents Rossini’s “La donna del lago” Friday, June 28, 2024 at 8pm and Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 3pm at the Charity Randall Theatre, Oakland. WQED-FM’s Anna Singer spoke with Conductor Maria Sensi Sellner, Stage Director Eve Summer and Javier Abreu about the production.

June 17, 2024

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio – 2023-2024 Season – Program 11 – Part 2

Two by Bruckner – the Overture in G minor, and the Symphony No. 8 – both conducted by former Music Director Lorin Maazel.

June 17, 2024

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio – 2023-2024 Season – Program 11 – Part 1

Two by Bruckner – the Overture in G minor, and the Symphony No. 8 – both conducted by former Music Director Lorin Maazel.

June 13, 2024

Caito Amorose – Summer Fridays at the Frick

Curator of Performance Events at the Frick Pittsburgh, Catio Amorose, spoke about their upcoming Summer Fridays at the Frick concert series that starts the evening of Friday, June 14th, with three more on July 12th, August 2nd, and August 23rd. Catio highlights the featured musical guests on the big stage, including Vocal Confluence on June 14th, and Cello Fury on August 2nd. This free event will also have food trucks, a musical instrument ‘petting zoo’, fresh beverages from the Frick Cafe, and much more fun for the whole family. Caito also discusses some upcoming events in October that will continue the musical evenings into the fall. Visit to learn more.

June 12, 2024

James Iman

Pianist James Iman presents his new CD James Iman: Album III at PYCO in Wexford at 6 pm Friday, June 14 with a concert featuring the Alban Berg Sonata Opus 1. It’s a CD release party with refreshments and a chance to have the new disc autographed. James talks with Jim Cunningham about the new recording which features the Alban Berg Sonata, Morton Feldman’s Last Pieces, Betsy Jolas’ B for Sonata and Klaus Huber’s Ein Hauch von Unzeit II. James explains why he loves this music, even when so many have branded Arnold Schoenberg and his student Berg as the composers who single handedly led the world of music down the wrong path. Plus a discussion of riding a motorcycle and tattoos. Visit Facebook to learn more about the event!

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