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.

Although it may seem as though Brahms wrote his music long ago and far away, his String Sextet has its world premiere in Boston!  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

This morning Frederic Chiu re-creates Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with a transcription by Franz Liszt.  

Traveling to Indonesia was a revelation for American composer Lou Harrison. Tonight we'll enjoy one of his pieces that incorporates the traditional gamelan, "Playing Together."  

Max Richter says his love of the Beach Boys and the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album influenced his re-mix of Vivaldi's "Summer" from the Four Seasons.  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Tonight the bandoneon, an essential element of tango orchestras, takes front and center in Astor Piazzolla's Concerto for Bandoneon and Orchestra.