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.

A performance of Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 127 was included on the Golden Record that was sent out into deep space to look for signs of life.  Tonight we'll enjoy a performance by the Takacs Quartet.  

The two Homeworld games, released in 1999 and 2003, told the story of an epic journey of a displaced tribe to find a new home planet. Guided by an ancient map, they bravely made their way across the vast reaches of the galaxy, enduring hardships and battles along the way.

Paul Creston's "A Rumor" takes a melody and sends it around the orchestra, changing from section to section, just like rumors do on their travels.  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

This evening we'll enjoy Yundi Li's recent performance of Beethoven's "Emperor" Piano Concerto.  

Mahler originally titled the third movement of his Symphony No. 1 "Under Full Sail."  We'll enjoy it this morning.