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 music inspired by weather, including Paul Lansky's "Contemplating Weather" from 2013, and Vivaldi's Flute Concerto, "The Storm at Sea."  

Domenico Scarlatti recreated the sound of the guitars he heard in Spain in his many keyboard sonatas.  We'll enjoy one of them this morning.

There's lots of great music to look forward to during this season's Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, which opens with a glimpse into Mozart's life with narrator Alan Alda in two concerts: July 31 and August 1. Kate Remington talks with founder and flutist Marya Martin about some of the highlights.

Glenn Gould's admiration for the music of Bach carried over into his very first String Quartet.  We'll enjoy a recent recording tonight.  

Aaron Copland gathered his impressions of the heartland of America in his "Prairie Journal." We'll enjoy it this morning.