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.

Hilary Hahn said she learned her solo part in the Sibelius Violin Concerto by listening to it in the stands watching a Baltimore Orioles game.  That's quite a soundtrack! We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Dvorak left the stories in his "Legends for Orchestra" up to the listener, so you can make up your own as you enjoy a new performance conducted by José Serebrier.  

Prokofiev imagines the perfect day, complete with a frisky game of tag, in his "Summer Day" Suite for children.  We'll enjoy it this morning.

Osvaldo Golijov's piece, Oceana, from 2004, celebrates the diverse cultures which are all connected to the Earth's oceans.  We'll enjoy it tonight. 

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Aaron Copland's Outdoor Overture was written to prove that "modern music" could be fun to listen to, and these days it's a favorite of youth orchestras around the world.  You can enjoy it this morning.

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