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 John Corigliano's "Red Violin Caprices," adapted from his Oscar-winning score for a film that tells the centuries-spanning story of a famous violin.  

American GI John de Lancie showed up at Richard Strauss' front door just as Nazi soldiers were questioning his identity.  De Lancie vouched for Strauss, and got an oboe concerto as a thank-you.  We'll enjoy it today.  

Tonight Frank Bridge captures the ever-changing mood of the ocean in his suite, 'The Sea."

Today we'll enjoy Bach's music as re-imagined by Mozart.  From the Well-Tempered Clavier, a prelude by Mozart, and his arrangment of a Fugue for string quartet.