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.

Because Britain's troops on the front lines during World War I were so under-prepared, concerts were organized in London to raise money to send much-needed supplies. This morning we'll hear Elgar's contribution to these Concerts at the Front: his ballet, The Sanguine Fan.

You can unwind a little bit before the weekend starts with Camille Saint-Saens' Havanaise, his take on a languid dance that originated in Cuba.

Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara once said he sensed angels all around him. Tonight we'll enjoy his symphony, Angel of Light.

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Another World, released in 1991 by Eric Chahi, is a game that was far ahead of its time. It's a haunting, lonely experience as scientist Lester is transported to a  harsh,  dying world and taken captive. Composer and sound designer Rich Douglas has been playing the game every year since it came out, and on his most recent playthrough, he noticed how creative the music by Jean-Francois Freitas was.

This morning we'll enjoy Evermore by Paul Moravec, written as a wedding gift for violinist Maria Bachmann.

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