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The audience at the Teatro Peon Contreras prepares to be seated. Photo: OSY
The audience at the Teatro Peón Contreras prepares to be seated. Photo: OSY

Mérida, Yucatán — As the Symphony season begins today, concert-goers might notice some tiny writing, naturally in Spanish, on the back of their tickets. 

And any gentlemen who showed up in shorts and sandals might blush when they read it.

“It is recommended to wear formal and appropriate clothes to attend the concerts. For gentlemen, it is recommended to wear long pants and closed shoes,” is what the ticket says, in Spanish. Perhaps it should have been written in English, too. 

On social media, patrons have criticized others for their deportment and attire in the Peón Contreras. Photo: Facebook
On social media, patrons have criticized others for their deportment and attire at the Peón Contreras. Photo: Facebook

Expats on social media have chastised their peers for dressing for the beach when attending the Symphony in a formal, grand theater. 

{ Please read our previous story on the upcoming season and the guest conductors and musicians. }

Tickets for the OSY’s 26th season, which runs Friday through Dec. 11, are on sale. Visit the Symphony website or the box office at the Teatro José Peón Contreras.

{ More on the 26th season and the guest conductors and musicians. }

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