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.

Late in his life, Haydn was regarded as such an outstanding musical figure he was awarded an honorary degree from Oxford University. Today we'll enjoy the symphony that was premiered on that occasion.

Like fellow Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, contemporary composer Tomas Svoboda also has a love of the great outdoors. Tonight we'll enjoy his Symphony Number 1, Of Nature, written in the Pacific Northwest.

It's wedding season, and you're invited to The Marriage of Figaro! The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is presenting a semi-staged production of Mozart's beloved opera on Saturday, May 19th, at Norwalk Concert Hall with an ensemble of outstanding young soloists. Kate Remington talked with the NSO's conductor and music director, Jonathan Yates, about why he loves this work, and why he's excited to bring it life.

With his Duet Concertino, Richard Strauss spins a fairy tale about a prince who's been enchanted into a bear, and the princess who rescues him. We'll enjoy it today.

In the Concerto No. 7 for Orchestra by Alan Hovhaness, everyone gets to be a soloist! We'll enjoy it tonight.