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.

You can chill out with Frederick Delius this morning as we enjoy his quiet piece, "By the River."

Tonight we'll enjoy a song cycle that was commissioned and given its world premiere by the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival: Howard Shore's "A Palace Upon the Ruins."

Visiting Indonesia and hearing the native music was a revelation for Canadian composer Colin McPhee, and it influenced the way he wrote music from that time.  This morning we'll enjoy his Nocturne from 1958.

Chopin wrote his few pieces of chamber music for friends, and this evening we'll enjoy a performance of his Piano Trio by friends Pamela Frank, Yo Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. 

Highwire Games

How do you write music for a game that doesn't exist? That was the challenge Marty O'Donnell took on by writing a musical prequel to Highwire Games' Golem. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Marty drew on his expertise writing music for Halo and Destiny to create a completely new world in Echoes of the First Dreamer.