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.