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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.


Emanuel Ax

@ the Symphony

Emanuel Ax sat down with Jim Cunningham to talk about Mozart's 20th concerto, his long association with the PSO, the war in Ukraine and it's effect on Lviv where Emanuel Ax was born, and much more.

Manfred Honeck

@ the Symphony

Jim Cunningham spoke with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck about their concerts at Heinz Hall, visiting the Three Rivers Arts Festival and more in our latest podcast.

Beatrice Rana

Beatrice Rana at a piano
@ the Symphony

Hear from pianist Beatrice Rana on playing Tchaikovsky at Heinz Hall, her new recordings with Antonia Pappano and the Santa Cecilia orchestra, plus life and music in Italy.

Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch

Beginning Sunday, June 12 - satisfy your appetite for classical music by treating yourself to a special Sunday morning composed of performances by various local groups.


Take Classical WQED FM with you on the go! Stream our live channel or listen to our podcasts on demand!

Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

María Dueñas and Manfred Honeck

Pianist Jan Lisiecki

Actress & Singer Tamara Tunie, Composer Kathryn Bostic

Pianist Seong-Jin Cho

Conductor Vasily Petrenko

Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan

Violinist Baiba Skride

Composer Jonathan Leshnoff

Pianist Till Fellner



Pianist Beatrice Rana

Conductor Leonard Slatkin & Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Conductor Emmanuel Krivine

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

Sun, Jul 3 at 7:00 pm

Westmoreland Symphony Summer Concert

Don't miss the WSO's popular annual summer concert in the park! Bring a lawn chair or blanket along with family and friends and join us for classics, patriotic favorites, and pops at St. Clair Park in Greensburg, conducted by Daniel Meyer. More info.

Tue, Jul 5 at 12:00 pm

Tuesday Noon Recital

Patricia Reavel plays and sings traditional favorites. She has piano performance degrees from the Eastman School and the University of the Arts. More info.

Wed, Jun 29 at 8:00 amWed, Jun 29 at 8:00 am

Lecture "Reliability in monitoring"

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Thu, Jul 7 at 7:00 pm

Gregorian Chant Workshop

Musicologist Dr. Andrew Kohn (WVU) will be leading a Gregorian Chant workshop. More info.

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