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Louisville Orchestra gets money to pay musicians

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - The Louisville Orchestra, which filed for bankruptcy, will be granted emergency funding to pay salaries owed to its musicians.

The orchestra says they got funding from endowments controlled by the Philharmonic Trust and the Louisville Orchestra Foundation and will be able to pay the musicians on Monday.

Chief Executive Officer Robert Birman had earlier said they could not pay the musicians during a meeting of creditors this month.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Stosberg ordered the orchestra to honor its musicians' contract, which expires in May.

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