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 a portrait of Atlanta from native Jennifer Higdon: "River Sings a Song to the Trees," from her suite, City Scape.  

Today we'll stop by the small town of Belleville, Ohio, and discover the sounds of fall from "Four Seasons in Belleville" by Rick Sowash.  

Tonight we'll enjoy the song, "Autumn Twilight," by Peter Warlock and the "Autumn Song" for October from Tchaikovsky's musical calendar, "The Seasons."  

We'll celebrate Columbus Day this morning with a suite from the film, "Christopher Columbus," which starred Frederic March.

Dvorak wrote lots of pieces for casual music-making in his home, and we'll enjoy one of them this evening: The Terzetto for strings.