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.

This morning we'll enjoy a live performance from the Waldbuhne, the summer home of the Berlin Philharmonic.  

Responding to critics who complained that Prokofiev's first piano concerto was too difficult, he fired back with second one twice as long and twice as hard!  We'll enjoy Yundi Li's performance tonight.  

After his ballet, "The Rite of Spring" caused riots, Stravinsky was expected to keep on writing avant-garde music.  His "Four Norwegian Moods" were criticized for not being modern enough.  We'll enjoy them this morning.  

We'll continue our celebration of the summer solstice with "Shindig" by American Don Gillis.  

We'll welcome the longest day of the year with lots of summery pieces, including "Summer Evening" by Prokoviev.