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.

Mozart's music is admired by so many that tonight we'll turn the tables and enjoy a symphony by a composer he met on a tour of Italy, whose crisp, clear style he held in high regard.


This morning we'll enjoy a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony by the Vienna Philharmonic, using the new edition, which cleared away centuries of publishing errors.  

Alan Hovhaness captured the tranquil setting and spectacular eruption of Mount St. Helens in his Symphony No. 50. We'll enjoy it  tonight.

This morning we'll enjoy a high-energy performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Lang Lang.  

Before Sibelius, Finnish composers had to travel to Germany or Italy for a quality musical education. Tonight we'll enjoy the Second Symphony by Sibelius, and music by one of the composers he influenced.