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.

Tonight we'll enjoy pieces inspired by Bach's musical genius from  Felix Mendessohn and Arvo Part. 

This morning we're off to the mythical island of love, with a duet by Francis Poulenc,  inspired by a classic Rococo painting.  

Tonight we'll enjoy a ballet version of Bizet's classic opera, Carmen, adapted by a Russian composer for his Prima Ballerina wife.  

In the mid-20th Century, Igor Stravinsky was crazy about the classical sound of the music of Haydn and Mozart. Inspired by them, he wrote his Symphony in Three Movements. You can enjoy it tonight.  

Life in the 1950's was changing pretty quickly, and it's possible Benjamin Britten was feeling left behind when he wrote his nostalgic suite of English folk songs, "A Time There Was." We'll enjoy it tonight.