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.

Contemporary composer Frank Messner borrows a page from one of Mozart's most popular pieces for his tiny suite, "A Little Evening Music"  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

The ballet, "The Red Poppy" follows a group of Russian sailors on shore leave in a Chinese port for a little cross-cultural interaction.  We'll enjoy it this morning.

Tonight we'll enjoy Wilhelm Stenhammer's "Sentimental Romance" for violin, and the Tango Suite from Astor Piazzolla.  

Vaughan Williams' wrote his haunting piece, "The Lark Ascending" just as British troops were embarking overseas to fight on the front during World War 1.  We'll enjoy it today.

Paul Lansky's "Travel Diary" from 2007 is inspired by a real-life family road trip that included getting lost in Philadelphia.  We'll enjoy it tonight.