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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Pianist Lang Lang says being in Vienna, Mozart's hometown, gave him special inspiration for his performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17. We'll enjoy it today.

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Gareth Coker's massive soundtrack for ARK: Survival Evolved is as huge as the dinosaurs you can train and battle! As he told me, developing the music while the game was in early access provided all kinds of unexpected challenges.

Beethoven was in such a rush to finish his Piano Concerto No. 3 before the premiere that he didn't have time to write all of his piano solo part, which baffled his page turner no end, having to turn blank page after page. Luckily for Mitsuko Uchida, he did write it down eventually and we'll enjoy it tonight.

Recently archeologists discovered Turkish pottery, and other fragments from the time Tintagel Castle was inhabited by the Romans in England, but its real claim to fame is that, according to legend, it's where King Arthur was born! We'll enjoy Arnold Bax's impression, Tintagel, this morning.

Tonight we'll enjoy a set of variations George Gershwin wrote on his song, "I Got Rhythm" for piano and orchestra.

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