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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Arnold Schoenberg's romantic Transfigured Night shows us the power of love over the complexities of relationships. We'll enjoy it tonight.

Beethoven broke quite a few musical rules for structure with his two piano sonatas, Op. 27.  He wrote them so they'd sound like they were being improvised on the spot.  We'll enjoy Andras Schiff's performance of Op. 27 no. 1 today.

At the turn of the 20th century, slow waltzes were all the rage in Parisian cafés. Tonight we'll enjoy Debussy's parody of them: The Slowest of the Slow, La Plus que Lente.

Today you can enjoy some pieces guaranteed to lift your spirits, or reinforce your already good mood: Morton Gould's jazzy Interplay and the sunny Quintet for Piano and Winds by Rimsky-Korsakov.

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Mahler included two interludes of "night music" in his Symphony No. 7 that capture the sounds of nature in the forest. We'll enjoy it tonight.

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