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.

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

"I'm so bored......."

London audiences provided a unique challenge for Joseph Haydn:  they loved his music, but they were easily bored, and inclined to get restless during concerts.  So Haydn resorted to creative "surprises" to keep them entertained.  We'll enjoy one of those "surprises" today. 

Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Making Lemonade out of Lemons

Antonin Dvorak
Credit sasymphony.org

When the young woman that Antonin Dvorak thought he'd marry dumped him, he recycled the love songs he'd written for her into little pieces for string quartet.  We'll enjoy these "Cypresses" tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Best Summer Day Ever!

Prokofiev recalls those endless days of summer vacation with his "Summer Day" suite for kids, which includes a frisky game of tag.  We'll enjoy it today.  

Ilya Yakushev
2:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Romantic Rachmaninoff with Ilya Yakushev

Ilya Yakushev

Dynamic pianist Ilya Yakushev joins the New Haven Symphony as the soloist in Rachmaninoff's lush, Romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, Thursday evening, May 15, in New Haven, and Saturday May 17 in Worchester, MA. Kate Remington talked with Ilya about how inspirational this concerto is.  

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Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Do You Hear an Echo?

St Mark's Basilica in Vencie

The interior of St. Mark's in Venice is so vast it causes long delays between phrases of music as it's performed.  To fill in that space, Giovanni Gabrieli developed a special echo technique.  You can hear it in action tonight when we enjoy his Canzona on the 12th Tone. 

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