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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Dvorak and Janacek didn't have specific stories in mind for their Legends and Fairy Tale, so you can tell your own story as you enjoy both pieces tonight.

Dmitri Shostakovch was so impressed by a young woman's performance of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, that he wrote her a set of preludes and fugues of her very own. We'll enjoy one of them today.

Tonight's Carnegie Hall Live features music by Respighi, and Martha Argerich as the soloist in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Today, Henry Cowell shares a memory of growing up in a small Midwestern town in his Saturday Night at the Firehouse.

Tonight Peter Maxwell Davies invites you to An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise. It'll be a wild, rustic time, complete with bagpipes!