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.

Anton Bruckner said his Romantic Symphony, No. 4, was inspired by sweeping Medieval tales of valor by knights in shining armor. We'll enjoy it tonight.  

This morning we'll enjoy a Mendelssohn miniature: his Venetian Gondola Song, one of the many sketches he made on his Grand Tour, along with some stunning watercolors of the places he visited.  

Brahms vowed to write a piano concerto that would be unplayable by a woman, but his Second Concerto proves no match for Helene Grimaud, as we'll hear tonight.  

Today we'll hear how a Russian composer adapted Georges Bizet's immortal opera, Carmen, into a ballet for his prima ballerina wife.  

Ravel's String Quartet in F is a wistful look back at the classical style of Haydn. We'll enjoy it tonight.