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.

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!

Conductor Amy Andersson is shaking things up (in a good way) in the classical music world, and in live performances of music from video games! Most recently, she was one of the conductors who presented a spectacular concert in Sofia, Bulgaria, of music from Uncharted, Diablo, World of Warcraft, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and many others. In our conversation, Amy says she's so proud to be able to perform music from games for a live audience, and we talked about her Orchestra Moderne as well.

Today we'll enjoy Morton Gould's Interplay for Piano and Orchestra, inspired by Gershwin's hybrid blend of  jazz and classical.