Swiss Ball 2015 At The Plaza Hotel On Central Park
01/31/2015

Join us in honoring acclaimed Swiss actress Marthe Keller at The Swiss Society Annual Ball February 7th at the legendary Plaza Hotel on Central Park.

Online PR News – 31-January-2015 – New York, NY – Join us in honoring acclaimed Swiss actress Marthe Keller

The Swiss Society holds its annual Ball on February 7th at the legendary Plaza Hotel on Central Park. A night of dancing, entertainment, fine food, and a silent auction, the event closes with the Late Night Young Swiss Ball.

This annual black tie event is the primary fundraiser of the Swiss Society and, together with the silent auction, supports the Fellowship Endowment Fund and charitable activities throughout the year.

Held under the patronage of Ambassador André Schaller from the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, this year's Guest of Honor is the Swiss actress and opera director Marthe Keller.

"Marthe Keller’s contributions to the arts are exemplary, and we are thrilled to honor her lifetime achievements," says Jeannette Seifert-Wittmer, President of the Swiss Society. “She is very talented, and versatile, from acting in theater, film and TV to directing operas. We are happy to have Marthe as our Guest of Honor this year.”

The Swiss Society Fellowship Prize is an award granted every year to field of study associated with the Ball's Guest of Honor. Marthe Keller has dedicated the Fellowship Prize 2015 to an aspiring actor/actress studying at the Ecole du Théatre des Teintureries in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Marthe Keller's career began in the mid 60s in Berlin. In the 1970s she appeared in a series of French films. To the American public, she is most noted for her Golden Globe-nominated performance as Dustin Hoffman's girlfriend in Marathon Man (1976) and her performance as a femme fatale Arab terrorist who leads an attack on the Super Bowl in Black Sunday (1977).

Keller also appeared with William Holden in the Billy Wilder movie Fedora and alongside Al Pacino in the Sydney Pollack movie Deerfield.

Later Keller developed a career in classical music as a speaker and opera director. Among others she directed Lucia di Lammermoor for the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. Her directorial debut at the Metropolitan Opera was the 2004 production of Don Giovanni, for which she received an award for best directing.

For further information email info@swisssociety.com or 212-755-1790 (Secretary’s Office). Ask for Jeannette or Claudia where your call or message will be forwarded.