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Catarina Oliveira Fernandes

Sonae celebrates music

12 October 2016

Every year Sonae invests over 8 million euros in corporate responsibility initiatives, as culture and art are one of the pillars of our actions. Accordingly, we consider music plays a crucial role in our contribution to the community, for it allows for an innovative and differentiating reflection and reinterpretation of society and the world.

As part of our partnership with Casa da Música – of which we are Founding Patrons – we have developed several initiatives, both internally and externally. For example, this very month of October we worked with Casa da Música developing a specific workshop for our employees and their families for the International Music Day.

On the other hand, this year, 2016, we have again taken on the role of Patron of Orquestra Sinfónica da Casa da Música, the institution’s main resident group. And as part of this relationship, Saturday, 15 October, Sonae and Worten will once again support the internationalisation of this group, for a concert at Spain’s National Music Auditorium, in Madrid. This event is now on its third consecutive year thanks to the support of Worten, which has been received with great enthusiasm by Madrid’s audience.

It is our belief that, with this particular action and several others, we are fulfilling our purpose of bringing society closer to the Arts and thus contributing to promote creativity and innovation.


Catarina Oliveira Fernandes
Head of Communication, Brand and Corporate Responsibility of Sonae

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