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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This year is the 40th anniversary of the Emerson String Quartet. As part of the celebration season, the Stamford Symphony Orchestra is presenting a recital by the Emersons on Saturday, January 14th at the Palace, Stamford. Kate Remington talked with one of the founding members, violinist Eugene Drucker, about the program and some of the high points of the quartet's career.

Since we've got a break in our polar weather for a couple of days, this morning we'll enjoy "The March of Spring" from the North Country Sketches by Frederic Delius.  

Tonight we'll enjoy Mark O'Connor's concerto for not one, but TWO violins!  

Today we'll go on a mental voyage with Frederic Chiu, who recently recorded some of the healing pieces by Georges Gurdijeff, gathered together in the edition, A Journey to Inaccessible Places.

Robert Schumann began writing his Second Symphony as a way to help work through a bout of depression.  By the time he finished, he declared he felt like himself again.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

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