Event:Udo J├╝rgens in Saint Petersburg
Start: Thu, 27 June, 2013
End: Thu, 27 June, 2013
City: St. Petersburg
Category: Music

Udo Jürgens in Saint Petersburg:

Solo concert – Reminiscing about his ancestors

On 27 June 2013 Udo Jürgens will be performing an exclusive matinee at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg as part of the MSC Musica’s Baltic Sea cruise. His solo concert will be accompanied by guitarist Francis Coletta. Given his family roots Udo Jürgens feels a particular affinity with Russia: “I consider it a great honour to be able at last to perform in this world-famous theatre.”

Udo’s excitement is also due to the fact that the solo concerts, which he initially felt were something quite daring, have now become a firm favourite: “The solo concerts are a huge contrast with the large orchestral concerts; a completely different project that I can’t compare with an ordinary tour. It takes a huge effort of concentration and preparation on my part to come up with a programme that still makes an impact when performed solo on piano. On the other hand, solo concerts give me lots more freedom. I can spontaneously alter the programme, the intro or a solo if I get the feeling something’s going particularly well. That wouldn’t be possible with an orchestra because they’re confined to the written score. That freedom and the full impact of the lyrics produce the deep, warm sense of an intensely shared experience of my music with my audience. These concerts always have a different sound and a different soul to orchestral concerts. They are quieter and more intimate, and they showcase my songs as originally composed.”

27th of June 2013

Beginning at 3 p.m.

Mariinsky Concert Hall

Saint Petersburg, Dekabristov, 37

Tel.: +7 (812) 326 4141