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.

Tonight we'll spend time in the English countryside with Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 3, the Pastoral.

A Swedish botanist created a clock by arranging flowers according to the time of day they bloomed. It's the inspiration for the oboe concerto The Flower Clock by Jean Francaix, which we'll enjoy today.

The Kronos Quartet is known for performing up to the minute music by cutting edge composers, but this evening we'll enjoy a motet by Perotin, a 14th century Parisian composer.

The idea of traveling down a country lane enticed Aaron Copland and David Lyons, and we'll enjoy both of their impressions this morning.

Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet almost didn't happen. At one point the dancers said it was impossible to dance to. Tonight we'll enjoy highlights from the ballet, including the balcony scene.