Events for October 26, 2014Open: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Through March 31, 2015 Patrick Dougherty: Little Bitty Pretty One
Through November 2 Eduardo Paolozzi: Portfolio Selections
Through January 4, 2015 William Edmondson and Friends: Breaking the Mold
October 26 Cheekwood Harvest
11:30 – Garden Tour
12:30 – House & History Tour
1:30 – Exhibition Tour
Drawing Room Concert Series
in partnership with The National Museum of African American Music
October 26: Dr. Darryl Glenn Nettles, Jazz Stride Piano
Cheekwood is honored to partner with the National Museum of African American Music this fall to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room. Enjoy live music by some of Nashville’s most talented musicians.
DARRYL GLENN NETTLES, a native of New York, was granted a Doctorate in Vocal Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. While in Illinois he was a student of Mignon Dunn of the Metropolitan Opera. He also studied with Heinz Rehfuss of the Paris National Theatre and with the renowned artist William Warfield.
In addition to his vocal studies, Dr. Nettles studied composition with Salvatore Martirano and has written countless vocal, choral, and instrumental works. He is the author of African American Concert Singers Before 1950 (McFarland and Company, Inc.). As tenor soloist, Dr. Nettles performed with the Heartland Symphony of Minnesota, the Buffalo Philharmonic of New York, and the Nashville Symphony of Tennessee. He also served as rehearsal accompanist with Maestro Julius Rudel, the internationally celebrated conductor of opera. Dr. Nettles coached and performed with the legendary jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams and was chosen by her as featured soloist for the Western New York premiere of her jazz mass. Today, Dr. Nettles is currently Coordinator of Vocal/Choral Studies in the Department of Music at Tennessee State University in Nashville.