Judge: Philly orchestra can keep paying musicians

    The show, and the payday, will go on. 

    A federal judge says the Philadelphia Orchestra can continue paying its musicians while it works to emerge from bankruptcy.

    Judge Eric Frank in Philadelphia ruled on a series of motions Wednesday in the first court hearing since the orchestra filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection over the weekend.

    Lawyers say the motions will allow the orchestra to operate smoothly and continue performing while restructuring its finances.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    The bankruptcy filing by the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the nation’s oldest and most renowned, is an apparent first in recent history for a major U.S. orchestra.



    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal