Young pianist Oliver Salonga is the first featured artist of the CCP Special Concert Series 2016, which will be held on July 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.
Praised for his emotional energy and technical brilliance, Oliver Salonga has enthralled music aficionados in concert halls in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Australia and the Philippines.
The two-time winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) is an alumnus of the Philippine High School for the Arts where he was awarded Outstanding Graduate Artist for Music.
Oliver Salonga recently obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Southern California under the guidance of Norman Krieger. He also minored in Music Analysis, Music Management, Audio-Engineering and Collaborative Arts.
In 2009 and 2011, he obtained his Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma in Piano Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music under 2001 Van Cliburn Silver Medalist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and was awarded the Sadie Zellen Piano Prize for his superior musical talent. Under his guidance, Salonga won the Gold Medal in 2008 Jeonju International Piano Competition in South Korea. He has been invited to the world’s most prestigious competitions including the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (2010), Scottish International Piano Competition (2011), and Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition (2011).
He is currently under the guidance of Prof. Angela Cholakyan, Russian concert pianist and pedagogue, at the Soochow University in China and serves as her assistant. He also handles piano duo ensembles and piano students in the preparatory division. With her partnership, Oliver has won 2nd prize in 2015 Steinway National Piano Competition and 2nd prize in 2015 Yamaha Piano Competition in China.
His program is as follows: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.31 in A-flat Major, Op.110; Chopin’s Introduction and Variations on La ci darem la mano, Op.2; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 and Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole, S.254.
Salonga will also give a piano master class at the CCP Little Theater on Aug. 2.
Other featured artists of the CCP Special Concert Series are award-winning guitar Trio Triple Fret on Aug. 24 and brilliant soprano Bianca Camille Lopez on Sept. 28.
For information regarding tickets, regular and student subscriptions, please contact the Paulo Perez of the CCP Marketing Department at 832-3704. For information regarding the piano masterclass, please email the CCP Artist Training Division at email@example.com or 832-1125 loc. 1604.
‘It’s Showtime’ claims noontime leadership
Kapamilya noontime show It’s Showtime continues to spread good vibes and captures more viewers as it ruled the ratings game on July 16.
More viewers tuned in to the surprise performance and grand reveal of the newest “Tawag ng Tanghalan” judge, Queen of Soul Jaya, as the episode hit a national TV rating of 19.7 percent, according to data of Kantar Media.
It easily beat its rival show Eat Bulaga!, which celebrated the first anniversary of AlDub, with only got 15.9 percent.
Huge surprises await “Tawag ng Tanghalan” fans as Jaya joins the stellar list of judges set to find the country’s next singing superstar. From where would the first-ever “Tawag ng Tanghalan” champ be?
Don’t miss the talented Pinoy singers as they battle for supremacy in “Tawag ng Tanghalan” in the noontime variety show It’s Showtime, Monday to Saturday on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).
New episodes of ‘Inazuma Eleven Go’ and ‘Sonic Boom’ premiere this July
Get ready for awesome battles and fiery competitions in two of the most beloved video game-inspired anime series ever. All-new episodes of Inazuma Eleven Go and Sonic Boom are coming to Toonami, home to the best action-packed shows.
Premiering on July 31 at 11:45 a.m. is Inazuma Eleven Go Hyperdimensional Dream Match, which follows the adventures of the Inazuma Best Eleven. Watch as they play against rival team Inazuma Battle Eleven at the Holy Road Stadium. Everything is up for grabs but who will claim first place? All we know is that things are definitely heating up over at the field.
Meanwhile, bring yourself up to speed on all things Sonic, weekdays at 8 a.m. and 4:35 p.m..
Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons for over 20 years. Now he’s back with a boom in this fresh take on the cool, courageous, quick-of-mind and quicker-of-body hedgehog star. Returning with his familiar friends, and an all-new look and feel, Sonic Boom is packed full of fun and adventure.
Don’t miss the heart-stopping action, only on Toonami.
Toonami is available on SKYcable Channel 42, Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 42, Cignal Channel 36 and Cable Link Channel 214.
Hundreds learn to prepare for emergencies
Red Alert hosts, broadcast journalist Atom Araullo, geologist Mahar Lagmay and Dr. Ted Esguerra, brought their emergency tips and techniques to the field again to prepare over 200 participants on how to protect oneself and other people in times of danger at the “3rd Red Alert Emergency Expo” on July 9 in Tanay, Rizal.
With the help of safety and security professionals, Araullo led the DZMM contingent in educating hundreds of teachers and students from different universities in the metro on what to do to prepare for, and survive, a disaster, accident, or crime.
DZMM Radyo Patrol reporters Henry Atuelan, Dexter Ganibe, Hajji Kaamino, Zandro Ochona, and Robert Rivera and DZMM anchor Gretchen Fullido were also present in the event, which also featured singers Darren Espanto, Bugoy Drilon, and Leizl Garcia who provides entertainment to the participants.
Catch Red Alert on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo every Sunday at 10 a.m. and on ABS-CBN every Wednesday after Bandila.
DZMM, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, is the flagship AM radio station of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company.