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.

Eric Ewazen wrote his oboe concert, "Down a River of Time" to honor the memory of his father.  We'll enjoy it this morning.

You won't need a telescope for star gazing tonight as we enjoy Gustav Holst's suite, "The Planets," and an impression of Asteroid 4179.  

This morning we'll paddle along with George Chadwick and his American version of a Venetian barcarolle, with his piece, "In the Canoe."  

Tonight we'll enjoy Bartok's ballet, "The Wooden Prince," in which a princess mistakenly falls for a puppet prince before she meets the real thing.  

The Bach album from violinist Lara St. John and harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet grew from their long-standing friendship.  We'll sample it this morning.