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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Frederic Chiu
12:19 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Frederic Chiu's Birthday bash

Frederic Chiu
Credit frederic-chopin.com

Piano virtuoso Frederic Chiu is celebrating his 50th birthday, which happens to coincide with his 25 anniversary as a Yamaha Artist, with a spectacular concert at Columbia University on October 30th.  He's chosen some of his favorite pieces by Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, and a two piano version of Chopin's Rondo, Op. 73.  Kate Remington talked with Chiu about his career, and about the immersive experiences offered at his Beechwood Arts salons.

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Classical Music Highlights
12:11 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Mendelssohn's Postcard from Scotland

Holyrood Park in Edinburgh

Mendelssohn wrote that the inspiration for his "Scottish" Symphony was a visit to the ruined palace of Mary Queen of Scots, and the spectacular landscapes he saw on his travels.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

A VERY long-term relationship

Lambert Orkis and Anne Sophie Mutter
Credit minnesotapublicradio.org

The partnership of violinist Anne Sophie Mutter and her accompanist, Lambert Orkis, has lasted 25 years; longer than many marriages.  This morning they'll share their collaborative magic with a performance of Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 1  

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Classical Music Highlights
12:00 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

What, No Violins?

Johannes Brahms

Brahms set an interesting challenge for himself: write a serenade for orchestra without violins!  See if you miss them as we enjoy his Serenade No. 2 tonight.

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Musical Insulation from Daily Stress

Arvo Part

Contemporary composer Arvo Part sees the role of his music as providing a buffer between the stress of the world and tranquility.  We'll enjoy one of his most popular pieces, Fratres, this morning.  

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