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.

Osvaldo Golijov says the inspiration for his suite, Oceanea, was a visit to the Hayden Planetarium and seeing how all the continents of different cultures are united by the planet's oceans. We'll enjoy it tonight.


The 35th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival begins on July 22. This season's theme is a celebration of the melting pot that is America, and features the premiere of a commission by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec, as well as a conversation led by Alan Alda about the music and relationship of brother and sister Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. Kate Remington talked with founder and Artistic Director Marya Martin about this exciting season of concerts.

Montreal Gazette

Some of the musicians in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra had some free time, so they organized a chamber ensemble. Today we'll enjoy their performance of Beethoven's Septet.

Maris Jansons conducts the Bavarian State Orchestra on Carnegie Hall Live tonight. The program includes Beethoven's Eroica Symphony and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 with soloist Frank Peter Zimmerman.

Contemporary composer Michael Torke is rethinking his approach to writing music – with a mission to make it fun to listen to! We've got a great example: Bliss, for you to enjoy this morning.