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.

Felix Mendelssohn's sister Fanny was also a gifted pianist, and he wrote a concerto for two pianos so he could perform with her.  We'll enjoy it tonight.

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Enthusiastic animal lover Jason Graves jumped at the chance to create the soundtrack for Moss, a virtual reality game created by Polyarc Games.  He says he was brought in so early in the process that there was only concept art and a few videos of Quill, the lovable but fierce mouse heroine of the story, but he knew immediately that he wanted to write the music for her epic adventure!

David Diamond wrote his Rounds for String Orchestra during World War II, at the request of New York Philharmonic conductor Dmitri Mitropoulos to give audiences an escape. We'll enjoy it today.

Tonight we'll enjoy Alexander Markov's performance of the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Paganini, known as La Campanella: The Little Bells.

It feels like we've had a taste of all four seasons during the last few weeks, so today we'll enjoy Four Seasons in Manhattan by contemporary composer Alexey Shor.

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