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 a page from Tchaikovsky's musical calendar, "The Seasons:" December, Christmas-tide.

On December 18, Nathan McCree will realize a dream that's been years in the making, as his iconic music for the original three Tomb Raider games will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic!

Nathan shares some fun behind-the-scenes stories about how the concert is coming together in our conversation:

Although it's become an essential part of the Christmas season, Tchaikovsky actually wrote his iconic ballet, "The Nutcracker" during a July heat wave. We'll enjoy a complete performance tonight.  

Gustav Mahler thought each of his symphonies should contain a universe of sound. Tonight we'll enjoy his First Symphony, which includes a quote from Handel's "Messiah."  

Emanuel Ax says he thinks Haydn's Piano Concertos aren't performed much these days because they're not showy enough, but today we'll enjoy his performance of the Concerto No. 3.