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.

Mark O'Connor says he wanted to create a home-grown violin concerto on the scale of the epic 19th Century European concertos.  The result is his "Fiddle Concerto," and we'll enjoy it tonight.  

Enjoy our bountiful harvest of American music for Thanksgiving, including favorites by Aaron Copland, William Billings and Don Gillis.  

Giuseppe Verdi knew he had a potential hit with his opera "Nabucco," so he swore all the musicians and members of the chorus to secrecy, so no melodies would be leaked ahead of the premiere. We'll enjoy the Overture today.  

For some reason, very few women perform Brahms' First Piano Concerto, but it doesn't intimidate Helene Grimaud a bit. We'll enjoy her performance tonight.  

The fictional Lt. Kijé was so good at his job that he made his colleagues look like slackers.  You can hear the consequences in Prokofiev's suite this morning.