Arts Global

15 September 2011

Gallatin Room Dedication at the Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson Hotel and the Embassy of Switzerland presented a celebration of the Gallatin Room Dedication in honor of Albert Gallatin’s 250th birthday year.

Albert Gallatin, born in and raised in Geneva, emigrated to the United States and became a U.S. Senator, a Congressman, the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. negotiator of the Treaty of Ghent, U.S. Minister to France and Britain, and the first president of the Council of New York University, among other distinctions.


When: Thursday, September 15, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Jefferson, Washington D.C.
1200 16th Street, NW
Washington D.C., DC 20036




6:30-7:15 pm Opening & Music

--Les cloches de Genève (Liszt)

--Sonata for piano and cello Op. 19 in G minor, 4th mvmt (Rachmaninoff)

--Fantaisie de Carmen (Borne)

Louis Schwizgebel-Wang piano, Lionel Cottet cello, Sébastian Jacot flute


7:15-7:30 pm Opening Remarks

Manuel Sager, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States
Mr Mark Muller, President of the Geneva State Council
The Countess de La Haye Saint Hilaire, Proprietor of The Jefferson


7:30 pm Gift Exchange followed by Musical Interlude


8:30 pm Event Concludes

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