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.

Shortly after Schubert's death, Sir Arthur Sullivan traveled to Vienna to recover as many abandoned manuscripts as he could, including the "Unfinished" Symphony. We'll enjoy it tonight. 

Vaughan Williams wrote himself into a corner with a piano concerto, but he discovered a way out by adding a second solo piano part, and a world of new ideas opened up.  We'll enjoy the Two-Piano Concerto this morning.  

Tonight we'll enjoy the romantic adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from Kchachaturian's ballet version of "Spartacus."  

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Very often, playing a video game is a solitary experience, and few games are lonelier than the Chinese Room's Dear Esther. As you explore a desolate Hebridean island, your only companion is the journal entries read aloud by a mysterious, regretful narrator.

This morning Fernando Sor sends us a postcard with his "Souvenir of Russia" for two guitars. 

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