Weekend March 25 & 26, 2017

Special: Echoes Vernal Equinox Soundscape

Spring began this past Monday, but no one told the weather. The thermometer may not say it, but the celestial skies say Spring is upon us as the Vernal Equinox turns us to brighter days. Winter was going pretty smoothly thus far until this past week when a Nor’Easter blew our way. So we’re definitely yearning for warmer temperatures and sunnier skies.   We’ll hear music to celebrate the turning seasons including Max Richter’s take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. We say goodbye to winter and hello to spring on an Echoes Vernal Equinox Soundscape.

Weekend listeners will also hear hear the Progressive Rock band, Yes. Their album, “Close to the Edge” is one of the most renowned recordings in Progressive Rock. Released in 1972, it’s an epic work with three expansive compositions that established the Prog Rock vernacular. Author Will Romano has written an exhaustively detailed book about it called “Close to the Edge: How Yes’s Masterpiece Defined Prog Rock.” We explore its meaning.

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