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.

The Artists' Quadrille by Johann Strauss is a tiny core sample of popular melodies by Beethoven, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others.  See how many you recognize this morning.

Tonight we'll enjoy Mahler's epic Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," with a thrilling performance conducted by Pierre Boulez.

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Brahms wrote a piano, left hand version of Bach's Chaconne for Solo Violin that's so difficult, even Clara Schumann said she had to cheat and use two hands!  We'll enjoy it today.

Although Elgar's primary instrument was the violin, he wrote only one concerto.  Violinist Hilary Hahn describes it as his most deeply personal work, and we'll enjoy her performance tonight.

Ever since Celedonio Romero founded his family ensemble, Los Romeros, they've been known as "the Royal Family of the Guitar." Today we'll enjoy a concerto written for all four of them by Rodrigo.

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