A US judge has given the go-ahead for the Honolulu Symphony's bankruptcy case to be moved from Chapter 11 reorganisation to Chapter 7 liquidation, reports the Honolulu Star Advertiser. The decision effectively silences the 110-year-old orchestra, the country's oldest symphonic ensemble west of the Rocky Mountains. The orchestra has been operating under Chapter 11 protection for the last year after cancelling all its concerts, citing a big drop in donations.