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Philadelphia Orchestra Files Chapter 11 In Court

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association wasted no time between voting for bankruptcy and executing the actual filing. The orchestra's lawyers filed 1,704 pages of documentation Saturday, according to the database of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).

Philadelphia Orchestra Files Chapter 11 In Court

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association wasted no time between voting for bankruptcy and executing the actual filing. The orchestra's lawyers filed 1,704 pages of documentation Saturday, according to the database of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).

The filing covers the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Academy of Music and the Philly Pops. I haven't had a chance to read the entire filing, but it appears to cover matters such as asking the court's permission to continue paying insurance, utilities, relationships with critical contractors, etc., and outlining administrative procedures.

It is Bankruptcy Petition #11-13098-elf.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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