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.


Anna Clyne says she loves writing for performers who are as adventerous as she is. Tonight we'll enjoy her double violin concerto, Prince of Clouds, written for Jennifer Koh.

After years of hearing about Cuba from her first piano teacher, Simone Dinnerstein finally had an opportunity to perform in Havana. This morning we'll hear her performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 from that visit.

T. E. Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia - wrote Elgar an actual fan letter saying how much he enjoyed listening to Elgar's Second Symphony on his gramophone in the evening. We'll enjoy tonight, too.


Composer Stephen E. Cox says the chance to write the music for Farpoint, Impulse Gear's ambitious Virtual Reality game for Sony, was a dream come true because it's exactly the kind of science fiction world he's loved since he was a kid. As he told me, getting the right vibe for the music without relying on the usual clichés was a fun challenge.

Rio composer Ernesto Nazareth's tango, "Odeon," was inspired by the movie house on his street. We'll enjoy it this morning.