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.

Tonight we'll enjoy George Gershwin's "Experiment in Music" -- the Rhapsody in Blue and Torrie Zito's Blues for Sabine, written for clarinettist Sabine Meyer.


On Sunday, March 4 at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras will present the world premiere of "Citizen," a work for orchestra, chorus and spoken word by Dr. Rex Cadwallader. The orchestra will be joined by the Connecticut Chamber Choir, the Fairfield Warde Chamber Singers and spoken word artist Jeffrey Rollins.

Kate Remington talked with GBYO Conductor Christopher Hisey, composer Rex Cadwallader and Jeffrey Rollins about what this project has meant to them and the orchestra.

Pianist Murray Perahia used Bach's keyboard music as a form of physical therapy to recover from a devastating hand injury. Today we'll enjoy his performance of one of Bach's Keyboard Concertos.

We'll be spending time in London tonight with Vaughan Williams' London Symphony and the London Sketches by Francois Casadesus.

Aaron Copland's music has become the iconic sound of the American West. Today we'll enjoy the Four Dance Episodes from his ballet, Rodeo.