Human Need for Melody

Why are human beings drawn to melody? Join WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder as she explores this fascinating question and performs some of the most gorgeous melodies ever written in a free concert at First Presbyterian Church in Center City, Philadelphia on Sunday, November 17th at 2 PM.

Why are we drawn to a good tune? Find out as WRTI Classical Host Debra Lew Harder sits down at the piano in the WRTI Performance Studio and plays selections from her new concert and conversation program, The Human Need for Melody, and chats with WRTI’s Susan Lewis.


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?