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.

Mozart's Clarinet Concerto was a collaboration with a gifted clarinettist - Anton Stadler, whose virtuosity encouraged Mozart to up his game in writing for the clarinet. We'll enjoy it today. 

We'll venture into the woods tonight and enjoy Joachim Raff's symphony In the Forest.

Aaron Copland created an entirely new sound for Hollywood film; instead of the lush, operatic style  that was popular, his scores have a more natural, intimate sound, as we'll hear today in his suite, Music for Movies.

Schubert's Trout Quintet has a relaxed, amiable character, perhaps because he wrote it during a vacation in the mountains outside Vienna. We'll enjoy it tonight. 

Colin McPhee found a world of inspiration away from cold Canadian winters when he visited Indonesia. You can hear it in his Nocturne for Orchestra, which he wrote there.

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