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.

Even in the 18th Century life was moving pretty fast, and Haydn struggled to stay on top of it all.  His symphony No. 64 opens with the quote, "The times are changing, and in them changed are we."  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

Today Ferde Grofe takes us on a tour of the Grand Canyon, and Aaron  Copland celebrates nature with his "Outdoor Overture."  

You can unwind tonight with a suite from Federico's tranquil collection for piano, "The Music of Silence."  

At this year's BAFTA Game Awards, Fallout 4 received the award for overall Best Game. Set in a post-apocalyptic world around Boston, Fallout 4 from Bethesda Softworks gives us a chance to experience a surreal world centuries after a nuclear attack. Despite the ravaged landscape setting of the game, composer Inon Zur wanted to create moments of hope with his score.

Johann Strauss' "Artists' Quadrille" is a 19th Century mash-up of popular melodies by Beethoven, Mozart and others.  You can play "Name that Tune" as you listen along this morning.