Music Appreciation Society calls off 2012-2013 season

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.”

Those wishing to attend the fall party must contact Phelps at (376) 766-0010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 24. Anyone with MAS tickets but who can not attend the party should contact Phelps to make arrangements for the return of their money.