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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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.

Classical Music Highlights
12:24 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Happy Anniversary, Anne-Sophie!

Anne-Sophie Mutter

For 35 years she has rocked the classical music world with her brilliant, confident and effortless playing.  Today on Afternoon Classics, we'll sample just a small part of Anne-Sophie Mutter's mastery as she performs the Meditation from Thais.

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
10:44 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Beethoven Takes Vienna By Storm

Beethoven was a confident, witty young man with his whole career ahead of him when he premiered his First Piano Concerto in Vienna.  It's on the season-opening concerts by the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eckart Preu at the Palace Theater Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th.  Listen in to Kate Remington's conversation with Eckart Preu.

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Chestnut Hill Concerts
1:19 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Cellist Thomas notes turbulent Romantic times

Cellist Ron Thomas is the Artistic Director of the Chestnut Hill Concert series in Old Saybrook. The series begins Friday, Aug. 2, at the Kate Performing Arts Center, and the theme of this year's season is Romantic Masters and those they inspired. Kate Remington talked with Thomas about the turbulent lives these composers led, and how they influenced music that's being written even today.

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