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.

As the day winds down, we'll enjoy Dave Brubeck's setting of "Dusk," a poem by Langston Hughes.  

Today we'll head out west with American Don Gillis as he shows us around his "Portrait of a Frontier Town."  

William Lawes' duties as a composer for Charles the First of England even included fighting during the English Civil War. Tonight we'll enjoy one of Lawes' Royall Consort Suites.  

The Stamford Symphony Orchestra opens its season with performances by three generations of Russian composers: Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.

Kate Remington talked with conductor Eckart Preu about the thread running through all their works.

Learn more about "Russian Souls" and purchase tickets for the performances.

This morning we'll enjoy new music from Michael Torke: his impression, "Three Manhattan Bridges," for piano and orchestra.