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.

In order to ward off any bad vibes for Friday the 13th today, we'll start our music with Phil Rosheger's "Good Luck Waltz."  

The Klein Auditorium has been a fixture of Bridgeport Culture for 75 years, and on Saturday, Nov. 14 it's hosting a party. Some of the most notable artists and ensembles from the region will be performing. Kate Remington talked with Mark Halstead from the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, and Christopher Hisey, conductor of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra about their orchestra's parts in the celebration.

Tonight we'll enjoy Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3; his tribute to the mighty Rhine River.  

Beethoven was an early adopter of the new-fangled Metronome.  It wasn't as accurate as he hoped, but he loved it anyway, and included its relentless ticking in his Eighth Symphony.  You can enjoy it today.  

The dedication ceremony for the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral was the inspiration for Benjamin Britten's moving War Requiem. You can hear selections from it tonight.