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.

In his Duet Concertino, Richard Strauss tells a fairytale about an enchanted prince who was turned into a bear, and the princess who rescues him.  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Life was changing pretty fast in the 18th century, too. Haydn reflected the upheaval with his Symphony No. 62, prefaced by the phrase, "The Times are Changed, and in them changed are we....." We'll try to keep up tonight.  

This morning we've got an example of how Neville Marriner's legacy continues, in a clarinet concerto featuring his son, Andrew.  

Felix Mendelssohn felt Mary Stuart's spirit so strongly while visiting her chapel at Holyrood Palace that he was compelled to put all of his experiences of his visit to Scotland in his Symphony No. 3. We'll enjoy it tonight.  

There's a special kind of magic that happens when close family members make music together.  Today we'll enjoy a piano sonata Mozart wrote to perform with his sister, Nannerl.