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.

Max Reger borrowed a melody that Mozart used for a set of variations, and wrote his own. He added a fugue for good measure, too. We'll enjoy the Variations this morning.

Joquim Raff's symphony "In Summer" begins during the midday heat, and takes us into a forest with an Elven hunting party. We'll enjoy it tonight.

Apparently even Haydn had a hard time keeping up with how the world was reinventing itself. His Symphony No. 64 begins with the quote, "The Times are Changed, and in them changed are we." We'll enjoy it this morning.

Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 is thought to be the most difficult concert ever written, and playing it is like climbing Mount Everest. Stephen Hough takes up the challenge tonight.

Santa Monica Studios

As a member of the team that composed music for the God of War series, Gerard Marino knows a thing or two about the video game music business. For one thing, it's important to be nice to people! Gerard was a speaker at the Brazilian Independent Games Festival in Sao Paulo in June, where he gave a frank talk on how to get started in the industry, and what to do when you make it.