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.

One of the first pieces Lukas Foss wrote after arriving in this country was his Capricco for cello, to capture the wide-open landscape he saw for the first time.  We'll enjoy it tonight.

Mozart was just a teenager when he wrote his five violin concertos. Today we'll enjoy Hilary Hahn's new performance of the Concerto No. 5.

Join us for a Saint Patrick's Eve celebration tonight with Four Irish Dances by Percy Grainger, and Amy Beach's Suite on Irish Themes for Two Pianos.

They say everyone's Irish on Saint Patrick's Day, so that includes Beethoven, who wrote variations on Irish folk songs. We'll enjoy them today, and lots of other Irish music for Saint Patrick's Day.


The New Haven Symphony Orchestra's search for a new music director continues on Thursday, March 22, when Rebecca Miller will conduct a concert featuring Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia, Cello Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Kate Remington got to know Rebecca in a wide-ranging conversation about her career and what she hopes to bring to New Haven.