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.


Osvaldo Golijov says the inspiration for his choral piece, Oceana, was a visit to the Haydn Planetarium and seeing how all the continents with different cultures are connected by the world's oceans. We'll enjoy it tonight.

Johann Sebastian Bach continued his family's musical legacy by teaching his sons how to perform and compose. This morning Simone Dinnerstein performs one of his teaching pieces: The Keyboard Partita No. 1.

We'll celebrate Bastille Day tonight with an all-French playlist of favorites by Debussy, Poulenc, Ravel and more.

We've got a little Shakespeare festival planned for today, with impressions of some of his most interesting heroines by Josef Foerster, and a suite from Henry V by William Walton.

We'll have a front row seat under the Big Top tonight with The Pageant of P.T. Barnum by Douglas Moore and Stravinsky's Circus Polka.