Adam Guettel:  Daybreak

Adam Guettel: Daybreak

“Daybreak” by Adam Guettel from Floyd Collins. I must have listened to this at least 800 times. To my ear, it is a spectacularly sad song, which I love, and Christopher Innvar and Jason Danieley’s performances are heartbreaking.
Adam Guettel:  Awaiting You

Adam Guettel: Awaiting You

I had hoped to get all of my NYFOS shows programmed by the end of summer. Labor Day came and went, and I still hadn’t finished them. In fact, my Tchaikovsky show was a complete blur. I felt as if I had let myself down, and was ready to drown my sorrows in a vat of...
Adam Guettel:  How Glory Goes

Adam Guettel: How Glory Goes

When I was in high school I fell in love with the song “How Glory Goes” as sung by Audra McDonald on her CD by the same name. It was one of the first songs that touched me so deeply it made me cry, and it also inspired in me something new–a sense of...
Adam Guettel:  Hero and Leander

Adam Guettel: Hero and Leander

I was at a party recently where a friend of the host politely asked me to tell him about next year’s NYFOS concerts. I am not the most comfortable self-promoter, but I took a deep breath and launched into a quick overview of our three subscription concerts. “We’re...
Song of the Day: March 29

Song of the Day: March 29

‘DAYBREAK’ FROM THE MUSICAL FLOYD COLLINS BY ADAM GUETTEL I was at the first performance of the musical Floyd Collins at Playwrights Horizons, New York in 1996 and its haunting beauty has remained with me ever since. It was baffling to me how a man down a...