The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera announces Warren Barnett will sponsor their Masterwork series for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 season.
It will feature seven concerts that present a core symphonic repertoire performed in classical style and scale. These concerts will include performances such as French Impressions, Enigma Variations, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Masterful Tchaikovsky, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, Mozart’s Requiem, and Triumph & Salvation.
The performances are held once a month on Thursdays, starting Sept. 29, in the Memorial Auditorium.
The Masterwork series is made possible by Warren Barnett’s generous donation. This is an organization that Mr. Barnett has been supporting for many years. .
“Warren Barnett’s forward-thinking approach to philanthropy is one of the reasons Chattanooga is thriving as an art and cultural leader,” said John Kilkenny, executive director of the CSO. “We are indebted to Warren for his tremendous support of the CSO and the broader arts community in our city.”
Mr. Barnett, president of Barnett & Company and the recipient of the Outstanding Philanthropist award, has always had a passion for classical music. His love for the arts and music encouraged him to support the CSO and various other foundations such as Friends of Chickamauga, The Cornerstones, History Center, Hunter Museum, Tennessee Aquarium, and other organizations.
Mr. Barnett said, “Support for CSO contributes to the culture of Chattanooga and makes the city a better place to live."
Mr. Barnett explained that the arts community in Chattanooga puts the city in a class above other towns of its size. The support is not aimed at superlatives but the advancement of the greater Chattanooga area. He said the arts and business are closely related and that investing in organizations like the CSO brings businesses to the area, which in turn brings more opportunities for the locals of Chattanooga.
“To whom much is given, much is expected,” said Mr. Barnett, and he encouraged the younger generation to support the arts if they have the ability to do so.
To learn more about donating or purchasing tickets for the Masterwork Series, go to www.ChattanoogaSymphony.org