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.

We'll bask in summer's heat today with the Summer Pastorale by Honegger, and enjoy Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5, which premiered during the summer Promenade Concerts in London.

Instead of learning to become a butcher, Dvorak spent his time in a neighboring town writing a symphony that captured the sound of its cathedral's bells.  We'll enjoy Dvorak's Symphony No. 1 tonight.

Tchaikovsky idolized Mozart's music, and today we'll hear one of his best-loved homages to Mozart: the Serenade for Strings.

Jean Francaix once said that he wrote music for no other reason than to provide enjoyment.  We'll enjoy his charming Concertino for Piano this morning.

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Composer Nima Fakhrara has a reputation for building his own unique instruments, which is why the deveopers of Detroit: Become Human brought him in to create the soundtrack for Connor, an android programmed to hunt down other androids who have become suceptible to a virus that causes them to feel human emotions.

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