Kate Remington

Music Director, Classical music program host

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kate Remington received a degree in piano performance and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin. Her first radio position was with Wisconsin Public Radio, which included a wildly successful request program on Saturday mornings. She then moved to Chicago to join the fledgling nationally-distributed, Beethoven Satellite Network, originating from WFMT. Then Kate set out for Vermont Public Radio, to become the chief announcer there. In Vermont Kate met her husband, Dick Roberts, and that's where their son, Sam was born.  Kate and her family relocated to Fairfield to join WSHU in December of 2000, and she's been WSHU's Music Director since 2002.

When she's not on the air, Kate can usually be found at a stable in Monroe, CT, where she trains her horse, Tonka, in dressage.

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Classical Music Highlights
11:06 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Music for a Winter Evening

Franz Schubert

As we await this weekend's storm, we'll enjoy music that will make you glad you're warm inside: a selection from Schubert's "Winter's Journey," and "Long, cold nights" by John Playford.  

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

"The Crossroads of the World"

Times Square

Times Square has been called the Crossroads of the World.  We'll enjoy Leonard Bernstein's impression of the epicenter of New York City this morning, from his show, "On the Town."  

Classical Music Highlights
11:30 am
Thu January 22, 2015

"I am no man!"

pianist Helene Grimaud
Credit helenegrimaud.com

Piano virtuoso Helene Grimaud took up Brahms' challenge to write a concerto that no woman could play.  We'll enjoy her triumphant performance of the Concerto No. 2 tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Music for a Casual Evening

Antonin Dvorak
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Everyone who lived at Antonin Dvorak's house was expected to join in casual music-making, even the music students who were boarders.  Today we'll enjoy the Bagatelles, written for those in-home concerts.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:18 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

A piece dear to Ravel's heart

Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel's String Quartet was such a favorite of his that he personally supervised its first recording in 1927, even making sure that the musicians had plenty of drinks and cigarettes.  We'll enjoy a performance by the Daedalus Quartet tonight.  

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