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.

George Gershwin's Three Preludes for Piano were influenced by the music he heard all around him, including the Blues. We'll enjoy them this morning.

We'll hit the road tonight with an awesome playlist that includes Vaughan Williams' "Songs of Travel," set to poems by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Haydn appreciated the enthusiasm of London's audiences for his symphonies, and he held their attention by including some musical tricks and surprises in his music. We'll enjoy one of them today.

Our music tonight looks to the heavens, with the Lennon/McCartney classic, "Across the Universe" and Bartok's piece for children, "Stars, Stars Brightly Shine!"

You're invited to spend a perfect day from a child's point of view as we enjoy Prokofiev's suite "A Summer Day."