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.

Franz Schubert wrote his "Great" Symphony No 9 as a tribute to Beethoven, even quoting from Beethoven's 9th Symphony.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

Because it's Friday the 13th, we got lots of music to keep you on the lucky side of the coin, including Phil Rosheger's "Good Luck Waltz" and Mendelssohn's "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage."

It'll be easy to understand why Nico Muhly is one of today's hottest young composers as you listen to his recent Cello Concerto tonight.  

As a grown-up, Benjamin Britten took a look at music he'd written as a kid and decided it had potential, so he arranged it for a chamber orchestra.  We'll enjoy his "Simple Symphony" this morning.  

Tonight we'll enjoy Maurice Ravel's tiny tribute to one of his musical heroes: the "Minuet in the Name of Haydn."