2019 Autumn Benefit
An Eyewitness Guide to Versailles
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Please join us for this special event
celebrating the Dryden's twenty-five years of music-making,
graciously hosted by Brian Fix at his home in Princeton.

A tribute to the musical and culinary arts of France, 
the evening begins with a dramatic musical entertainment 
featuring actors Roberta Maxwell and Paul Hecht,
 followed by a sumptuous buffet and silent auction. 
The music begins at 5:00 p.m.

Reservations are required.
To buy tickets online, please scroll down.
Roberta Maxwell

The Program 
This theatrical entertainment,
created especially for this event,
features two acclaimed actors, 
Roberta Maxwell as Élisabeth Charlotte,
sister-in-law to Louis XIV, 
and Paul Hecht as the Duke de Saint-Simon  
in a script based on letters and diaries
and the plays of Molière.

Dryden's chamber musicians will perform music
by Lully, Marais, Louis & François Couperin,
and other composers at the court.

Paul Hecht

The Performers
Roberta Maxwell, Élisabeth Charlotte
Paul Hecht, Duke of Saint-Simon

Vita Wallace, violin
Jane McKinley, oboe
Motomi Igarashi, bass viol
Webb Wiggins, harpsichord

Reservations required.
To receive a printed invitation to this special event,
please call 609-466-8541 or send an e-mail to:


Please respond by noon on Friday, September 27th.

Order Benefit Tickets
Guests may attend as Donors ($150 per person)
Patrons ($250 per person), 
or Benefactors ($500 per person)
Just choose your level and click on "Add to Cart."
(You can change the number of tickets in the shopping cart.)
Autumn Benefit 2019 - October 6
To order benefit tickets by mail, please send a check payable to:
The Dryden Ensemble, P. O.Box 1288, Princeton, NJ 08542
Make sure you include your name, address, the number tickets, and your phone number.
Carter van Dyke, President
Jack Tomlinson, Treasurer
Jane McKinley, Artistic Director
Peggy de Wolf
Charles Magee
Judith McCartin Scheide
Barbara Taylor 
The Dryden Ensemble
The Dryden Ensemble, a professional, non-profit chamber music ensemble,
specializes in music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
 played on period instruments in the stylistic conventions of the time.