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.

The Stamford Symphony Orchestra has narrowed its search for a new music director and conductor to a few outstanding artists.

We'll step back in time this morning with Debussy's setting of poems by the medieval Duc D'Orléans, and Gabriel Pierné's charming Variations in an Ancient Style for winds.

Alan Hovhaness believed mountains were sacred places, creating a bridge between Heaven and Earth.  Tonight we'll enjoy his Symphony No. 2, Mysterous Mountain.

Yale School of Music

Debussy was contacted by a French harp maker to write a new piece of music that demonstrated the harp's virtuosic capability. The result was his suite of Sacred and Profane Dances. We'll enjoy them today.

With several earlier Star Wars games under his belt, composer Gordy Haab was ready to take on a new challenge: creating an iconic theme for the new character of Iden Versio, who has an incredible story arc in Star Wars Battlefront II. In our conversation, Gordy shared an exclusive cue of battle music that's never heard in the game!