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Music Merger: Federal Bankruptcy Judge Donald E. Cordova has confirmed the financially crippled Denver Symphony Association's (DSA) plan of reorganization, removing the final hurdle to the merger of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the DSA. In announcing the ruling, Cordova said, "Everyone compromised, giving something. Hopefully all will see a return. If this venture succeeds, the whole state will benefit." Some members of the Denver orchestra had already moved over to the Colorado Symphony after the Denver orchestra collapsed under the weight of a $4-million debt. John Low, former chairman of the DSA, said, "We expect to begin paying the DSA's priority claimants, the musicians and ticket holders, within the next several weeks."

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