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.

Cool off tonight as we enjoy Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antarctica, adapted from his film score for Scott of the Antarctic.

Even though the terrible play Rosamunde, Princess of Cypress for which Schubert wrote the incidental music, closed after just a few performances, he was able to get more mileage out of the melodies by using them in new pieces, as we'll hear this morning in his "Rosamunde" String Quartet.

On Carnegie Hall Live tonight, Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berlin State Orchestra in a concert featuring Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Bruckner's Symphony No. 7.

Vivaldi's Concerto for Diverse Instruments is exactly that! It includes theorbos, and something called a tromba marine, or "marine trumpet." We'll enjoy it this morning.

David Diamond wrote his Rounds for String Orchestra during World War II to lift people's spirits. We'll enjoy them tonight.