The board of directors of the Music Appreciation Society (MAS) has voted to cancel their upcoming 2012-2013 season, citing the continuing delays in the completion of renovations at the Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago.
“We have looked at other potential venues but none were large enough or comfortable enough for our patrons,” said MAS President Kathleen Phelps.All funds raised from ticket sales, donations and program advertisements will be returned at the traditional MAS Kick-Off party scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at La Nueva Posada in Ajijic.
The party is open to all current season ticket holders and their guests. The entry fee for guests is 200 pesos at the door. The party will feature the usual refreshments and music by Melodia Acustica.
The Baldwin concert grand piano owned by MAS was removed from its room in the auditorium last April at the request of the Pro-Auditorio Project that is in charge of the renovations. Phelps says the piano will be returned to the auditorium as soon as the work is complete.
“We’re hopeful that when the renovations are finished there will still be time to reschedule some of the events,” said Phelps. “In this case, tickets will be sold separately and not in a seasonal package.”