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.

By the time American jazz traveled all the way to Russia, it had changed a lot in translation, as we'll hear in the first Jazz Suite by Shostakovich this morning. 

You can stay in this Valentine's evening and enjoy music inspired by some classic Hollywood romantic films, including "Now, Voyager."

Our music today covers the whole love spectrum,  from Daphnis' daring rescue of his beloved Chloe from pirates, to the times when it doesn't go quite so smoothly with Carl Nielsen's "Serenade in Vain."

Tonight we'll enjoy Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, written in the 1920s, and inspired by the American jazz that was all the rage in Paris.

Benjamin Britten looked back to England's first Golden Age, with his opera, "Gloriana," named for the first Queen Elizabeth.  We'll enjoy the Courtly Dances today.