A Journey through Italy
2018 Autumn Benefit
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Please join us for this special event at Westland Mansion,
the home of President Grover Cleveland

A celebration of the musical and culinary arts of Italy, 
featuring an intimate chamber concert followed by a sumptuous buffet
and silent auction. The music begins at 5:00 p.m.

Reservations are required.

The Program 
This theatrical entertainment
features actor Jennifer van Dyck 
and Dryden's chamber musicians, an ensemble of violin, oboe, cello, and lute, performing music of the Italian Baroque combined with dramatic readings from the letters and diaries 
of early travelers to Italy
 and the plays of Carlo Goldoni.
About Westland Mansion
Lydia and Johan Pfeiffer’s home has a fascinating history. Known as Westland Mansion, it was home of Grover Cleveland, the 22ndand 24thPresident of the United States, from the time of his retirement from the presidency in 1897 until his death in 1908. During the last year of his second term in the White House he decided to retire to Princeton. Mrs. Cleveland apparently selected the house, which had been built in 1854 by Commodore Robert F. Stockton. Cleveland named it Westland in honor of a close friend and professor at Princeton University, Andrew F. West. The elegant stone antebellum mansion was perfect for the active role the Cleveland family played in Princeton society. Although Cleveland never attended college himself, Princeton students frequently marched to the house to serenade him on his birthday or to celebrate victorious football games. Also known as the Grover Cleveland Home, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

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

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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 2018 - September 15
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.