Haverford College

Listen to Grammy-nominated composer Curt Cacioppo perform at the piano with Italian violinist Francesco D’Orazio and French horn player David Wetherill ahead of a concert at Haverford College—which is part of a series that celebrates the bicentennial of Walt Whitman. Debra Lew Harder is host.

Why do we love a good melody? How does a good melody stick in our brains and make us feel things we can’t even put into words? And what does the latest scientific research show about how listening to music and melody improves our overall health?

A winner of Astrals' 2013 National Auditions and the Sphinx Competition, Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea has earned acclaim for her "supreme panache and charmingly effortless phrasing" (Boston Musical Intelligencer.) Christine visited WRTI 90.1 with pianist Navah Perlman on Feb. 5. They performed music of Schumann and Debussy, and chatted with host Kevin Gordon.

Thomas Lloyd has directed the choirs at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges in the suburbs of Philadelphia for over two decades. While teaching his students a wide range of repertoire, his focus has been to show—firsthand—what music means in other parts of the world.

Credit: Kevin Monko

There's a new host on WRTI! She's Debra Lew Harder, a pianist and music educator who also happens to be a natural on the radio. We're lucky to have her on board here. In addition to being your Saturday morning classical host from 6 am to 12 noon, Debra is producing Arts Desk features and interviewing guest artists for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts. She's also a substitute host. So you'll be hearing her voice a lot!