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.

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri December 5, 2014

A Wintery Christmas Card from Sibelius

Tonight we'll enjoy a Christmas carol by Sibelius, in which he longs for the simple pleasures of the holiday, as well as his Symphony No. 2.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

A Royal Visit to a Magic Kingdom

Credit bolshoimoscow.com

Tonight we'll enjoy a complete performance of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, The Nutcracker Ballet, by the Berlin Philharmonic, directed by Simon Rattle.  

Classical Music Highlights
12:00 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

"All the World in a Symphony!"

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler was an idealistic 20 year old when he wrote his First Symphony, declaring that a symphony could contain the world.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Tue December 2, 2014

A Composer Far From Home

Wipeout Beach, La Jolla CA

Bohuslav Martinu's journey as a refugee from Europe brought him first to Long Island, and eventually to La Jolla, California.  This morning we'll enjoy music he wrote in both those temporary homes.

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Classical Music Highlights
12:23 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

A Manuscript Search and Recovery Mission

Sir Arthur Sullivan

Shortly after Schubert's death, word got out that his unpublished manuscripts were going to be disposed of.  Arthur Sullivan lead a "search and recovery" mission to Vienna, and among the treasures they found was the "Unfinished" Symphony."  We'll enjoy it tonight. 

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