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.

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
11:59 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Stamford Symphony Presents a Daughter's Moving Tribute

Anna Clyne
Credit annaclyne.com

Eckart Preu, The Stamford Symphony's Music Director, says young British composer, Anna Clyne is going to be someone to watch in the future.  Saturday, Nov 9th, and Sunday, Nov 10th, the Orchestra is presenting Clyne's moving tribute to her mother, "Within her Arms" for strings.  Kate Remington spoke with Eckart Preu about this haunting piece, and other music on the program.

    

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Classical Music Highlights
11:52 am
Sat October 26, 2013

A Journey of Musical Discovery

Every day the music programs on WSHU bring you not only the familiar pieces you've come to love over the years, but our hosts delve deep into our incredible library to discover the hidden gems that add spice to our music mix.  You're invited to spend the day on a musical journey with us.

pianist Haskell Small
10:41 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Haskell Small Makes a Journey in Silence

pianist Haskell Small

Over the next couple of years, pianist and composer Haskell Small will be exploring music that is quiet, spacious and mystical.  His current concert program explores the thoughtful "Musica Callada", or "Silent Music" of Spanish Composer Federico Mompou.  Small will be at the Benedictine Grange in West Redding on Saturday, Oct 26th at 7:30pm.  Kate Remington spoke with Small about Mompou's rarely-heard music.

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Culture
10:22 am
Thu October 17, 2013

New Haven Symphony and The Great American Songbook

conductor Todd Ellison

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra visits The Great White Way with concerts Saturday, Oct 19th at Hamden Middle School and Sunday, Oct 20th at Shelton Middle School.  Todd Ellison, currently the music director of "Annie" on Broadway, will be on the podium for a program that includes hits from Gershwin's "Girl Crazy," as well as "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret" and "Wicked."  Tony Award-winning singer Debbie Gravitte will be joining the orchestra as well.

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Classical Music Highlights
3:00 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Ghostly Rivers

Tobias Picker says the idea for his "Old and Lost Rivers" came to him while he was flying over the Southwest and saw the trails of dry river beds across the landscape.  We'll enjoy this haunting piece for piano tonight.

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