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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.


Chatham Baroque

The members of Chatham Baroque stopped by the QED Morning Show to chat and perform the first movement of Nicola Matteis' "Suite of Ayres".

A Concert for Peace and Unity

Tree of Life

Join renowned Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and director Manfred Honeck, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for a concert in remembrance of the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy.

Sheila Ali & Donna Palermo

Sheila Ali, co-founder of the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination and Donna Palermo talk about the exhibit of Irma Freeman’s found art and what happens at the Center on Penn Avenue in Garfield with Jim Cunningham.

Musicians of the PSO

Three members of Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra stopped by our studio to play the first movement of Haydn Trio No 1 in C from his London Trios!

"Handyman" Joe Negri

WQED’s guitar legend Joe Negri 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.


Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

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



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

Sat, Jan 19 at 8:00 pmSun, Jan 20 at 3:00 pm


Two One Act Plays Friended by Shakespeare Written and Performed by Charles David Richards and More info.

Sun, Jan 20 at 3:00 pm

Pittsburgh Trombone Project

Join the Pittsburgh Trombone Project for an afternoon of your favorite Jazz, Pop, Broadway and Patriotic tunes. The program will include selections by Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, W.C. Handy, Dave Brubeck and an Armed Forces Salute. More info.

Tue, Jan 22 at 6:00 pm

MLK Interfaith Service

The University of Pittsburgh Association of Chaplaincies, Student Affai More info.

Thu, Jan 24 at 7:00 pm

An Evening with Terrance Hayes and Randy Laurentiis

Reading and Q&A with Ricky Laurentiis and Terrance Hayes, hosted by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) a More info.

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