Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

The Deutsche Philharmonie Merck, sponsored by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Promoting culture is a top priority for us. As a universal language that brings people together, classical music in particular has a very long tradition at our company. Our musical ambassador is the Deutsche Philharmonie Merck, sponsored by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a professional ensemble whose concerts are attended by approximately 26,000 people per year.
Philharmonie

From Tel Aviv to Rio
From Tel Aviv to Rio
The Deutsche Philharmonie Merck, sponsored by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany tours internationally on a regular basis. In 2015, for instance, our professional musicians performed in Latin America (Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo), the United Kingdom (Cambridge) and Israel (Tel Aviv). For the Latin American tour, we partnered with three local social aid organizations: the Association Against Cancer (Mexico), Together Against Cancer (Brazil), and the School of Music and Citizenship in Rio, with whom we share a long share a long history of collaboration. We also donated the concert ticket proceeds to these initiatives. Thanks to our efforts, around 400 socially disadvantaged children and adolescents have learned to play a musical instrument.
 
First-hand experience with a professional orchestra
First-hand experience with a professional orchestra
We seek to provide young people with access to classical music. To this end, we collaborate with schools and offer special events for children and adolescents. Take for instance our orchestra workshop, held for the first time in 2010. In 2015, as in previous years, we once more invited 50 children and adolescents to Darmstadt. These aspiring musicians practiced with members of the Deutsche Philharmonie Merck, sponsored by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and then performed a concert together, thereby gaining valuable experience playing in a professional ensemble.
 

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