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.

Tonight we'll enjoy Alexander Markov's performance of the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Paganini, known as La Campanella: The Little Bells.

It feels like we've had a taste of all four seasons during the last few weeks, so today we'll enjoy Four Seasons in Manhattan by contemporary composer Alexey Shor.

Cultural and technological changes were happening pretty fast even in the 18th century, which might by why Haydn prefaced his Symphony No. 64, "The Times Are Changed, and In Them Changed Are We." You can take a moment to reflect tonight.

Todd Rosenberg photo

Rei Hotoda's passion for contemporary music, Saint Saens and Tchaikovsky, will be on display as she guest-conducts the Stamford Symphony on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Kate Remington talked with Rei about her plans to get communities excited about their local orchestras, and what she loves about the music she'll be conducting.

Not even Franz Schubert's incidental music was enough to salvage the dreadful play Rosamunde, Princess of Cypress, which closed after just a few performances. We'll enjoy a suite from the play today.