Philadelphia Orchestra to hold additional public performances

    The Philadelphia Orchestra will announce this afternoon additional free summer performances.

    Fresh off a summer tour around Europe and a handful of other free appearances, the extra shows are part of the Orchestra’s continued engagement following its April Chapter 11 filing.

    Despite objections from musicians, the board voted to seek bankruptcy protection.

     

    “We’re running low on cash, we’re running a deficit, we have to put ourselves into a position that will attract investment funds that will help us begin the turnaround,” board chair Richard Worley said in April.

    The decision made the Philadelphia Orchestra the largest and most prominent to file for Chapter 11.

    WHYY/NewsWorks’ Peter Crimmins will be at the Navy Yard this afternoon for the announcement, and will have details on the additional performances.

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