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.

Robert Schumann began writing his Symphony No. 2 as therapy to help him deal with severe depression.  By the time he reached the last movement, he declared he felt like himself again.  We'll enjoy it today.  

Bohuslav Martinu wrote his First Symphony on the road, while he was visiting Long Island, Middlebury, VT, and Tanglewood.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

Few things say "summer evening" as much as the sound of crickets, and this morning we'll enjoy Telemann's little "Cricket" Symphony.  

Contemporary composer Frank Messner borrows a page from one of Mozart's most popular pieces for his tiny suite, "A Little Evening Music"  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

The ballet, "The Red Poppy" follows a group of Russian sailors on shore leave in a Chinese port for a little cross-cultural interaction.  We'll enjoy it this morning.