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.

Emanuel Ax says he thinks Haydn's Piano Concertos aren't performed much these days because they're not showy enough, but today we'll enjoy his performance of the Concerto No. 3.  

Lawrence Ashmore chose English folk songs that reflect each season and arranged them in a suite for clarinetist Richard Stolzman.  We'll enjoy this tour of "Four Seasons" tonight.  

Nicolo Paganini found the life of a touring virtuoso a strain, so he rented a villa in Tuscany to take a break, and taught himself to play the guitar.  Today we'll enjoy a guitar version of his Violin Concerto No. 2.  

Pianist Alice Sarah Ott warms up her fingers before a performance by folding complicated origami animals.  Tonight we'll enjoy her performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.  


Daniel Barenboim has had a successful career as a conductor for decades, but every once in a while he returns to his roots as a pianist.  This morning we'll enjoy his performance of Chopin's Concerto No. 2.