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.

Howard Shore is best known as the composer for the Lord of the Rings films, but this evening we'll enjoy a song-cycle he wrote for the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, "A Palace Upon the Ruins."  


Pianist Simone Dinnerstein keeps expanding her repertoire, but she returns to Bach's music time after time.  Today we'll enjoy her performance of the Partita No. 2.   

You'll hear echoes of Mozart and Haydn while you enjoy Stravinsky's Symphony in C tonight, written during a time when he was fascinated by music from the Age of Enlightenment.  

The warm, humid weather this week might leave you with a lazy feeling, and today we're got the perfect music to capture that languid mood: Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun."    

Tonight we'll enjoy the passion of Bizet's opera, Carmen, adapted as a ballet by a Russian composer for his prima ballerina wife.