Brookhaven to host piano series

Xochitl Gonzalez, Arts & Culture Editor

Brookhaven College will host a four-part piano series featuring world-renowned pianists, including Adam Wodnicki, Chiharu Izumiya and others, beginning March 28. Wodnicki will kick off the series at 6 p.m. that day in the Performance Hall.

Octavio Gutierrez, chair of the music department, said the piano series began in 2019. The response to the first series was so great he decided to bring it back this year, he said. “It worked very well and people were asking, ‘When are you going to have it again?’ and here we have it,” Gutierrez said. 

Amanda Ortiz, department assistant, said the music department will sell tickets to Wodnicki’s concert to raise money for their scholarship fund. 

She said this fund is important because it allows Brookhaven music students to apply for scholarships that can assist them in further pursuing and achieving their academic goals. 

Following the benefit concert, three more piano recitals will be held in Room D208 by acclaimed international pianists.

Gutierrez not only invites students, staff, and faculty but also other members of the community.

A big reason for featuring these well-recognized artists is to give individuals who otherwise may not attend college performances a reason to come experience the immense talent at Brookhaven, Gutierrez said.

He also strongly encourages everyone to attend the other upcoming concerts. 

He suggests checking out the Big Band at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Performance Hall, the Chamber Ensemble at 3 p.m. on May 2 in the Performance Hall, and the Harp Ensemble at 1:30 p.m. on May 25 in the lobby of the Performance Hall, featuring the only harp ensemble in the Dallas County Community College District.