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.

One of the highlights of this year's Music and Gaming Festival, Jan 4-8 was a concert of music by Austin Wintory performed by the Videri String Quartet, oboist Kristin Naigus, singer Laura Intravia, percussionist Doug Perry and Austin on piano.

Tchaikovsky arranged some of his favorite pieces by Mozart into a a little suite for orchestra.  We'll enjoy "Mozartiana" this morning.

On tonight's First Fridays in Concert we'll enjoy live performances of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, with soloist George Li and the Stamford Symphony led by Eckart Preu, and a lively suite from West Side Story with the Stony Brook University Wind Ensemble.

Get your day off to a great start with Haydn's "Morning" Symphony, and an impression of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood from Michael Torke's "Miami Grands."  

Beethoven was so intrigued by the possiblities of a little theme by Diabelli that he ended up writing almost an hour of variations on it!  We'll enjoy John O'Connor's new performance tonight.