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 enjoy Zemlinsky's retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Little Mermaid, and Ravel's impression of the mermaid, Ondine.

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Today we'll enjoy a few pieces performed on different instruments than they were written for, including a concerto for two pianos by Shostakovich arranged for brass ensemble.

Robert Schumann was so exuberant about his new job in Dusseldorf, that he wrote a symphony in celebration of the Rhine River, which runs through it.  We'll enjoy his Rhenish Symphony tonight.

On Friday, September 15th, the Yale Philharmonia is starting their new season with one of the most radical works ever written: Stravinsky's ballet, The Rite of Spring!

Kate Remington talked with conductor Peter Oundjian about the season opening concert, which also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 40, and Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis.

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Grant Kirkhope says he was stunned when he found out that instead of a new Rabbids game, he'd be working on a totally new idea: Mario and Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. As he told me in our conversation, once he realized he'd be drawing on Koji Kondo's legendary music for Mario, he was in shock!

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