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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.


Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

Cellist Maximilian Hornung Interview

Ask Me Anything with Percussionist Colin Currie

Percussionist Colin Currie discusses the February 10 and 12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts

Composer James MacMilan discusses the February 10 and 12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts


Voice of the Arts

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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. 

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.


Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony performances talk about their music. 


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.

Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

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

WQED Cultural Calendar

Mon, May 22 at 7:30 pm

the Johnstown Concert Series Presents: Faure String Trio

The Fauré String Trio, founded in 2003, has had the honor of premiering new compositions such as “String Trio” by David Stock, “Before we breath a little further” by Justin Rubin, “Playtime 1” and “Playtime 2” by Aurelio Scotto, and “Oil in Canvas More info.

Thu, May 25 at 6:00 pm

SIX x ATE Vox Populi

Join us for a special SIX x ATE in partnership with 1Hood Media and Rivers of Steel Arts on May 25th at the Homestead Pumphouse from 6-9pm. More info.

Sat, May 27 at 7:00 pm

A Chamber Music Recital & Party featuring the PSO's Mighty Cellos!

Save Our Symphony Pittsburgh, a new non-profit organization committed to supporting the world-class excellence and stature of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, presents an intimate recital of a variety of cello repertoire by PSO cellists together More info.

Sun, May 28 at 2:00 pm

Memorial Day Services at The Homewood Cemetery

The Memorial Day Program at Homewood Cemetery will feature bagpipe procession, keynote speaker, and P.O.W./M.I.A. Remembrance Ceremony performed by the American Legion Riders, Gold Star Post 820. More info.

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