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 hear what Arnold Schoenberg did with a concerto grosso by Handel, in his Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra.  

Today we'll enjoy Conrad Tao's unusual piece "Iridescence" for piano and iPad.  

Dvorak spent his time in America listening to music he never would have heard in  Europe, including spirituals and native dances.  He bundled it all together in his New World Symphony, which we'll enjoy tonight.  

Spanish explorers brought back more than just gold.  Today we'll enjoy a Spanish version of a dance that originated in the Canary Islands.  

Tonight we'll enjoy Vaughan Williams' impressions of London in his Second Symphony, as well as a tribute to London's classic double decker busses by Flanders and Swann.