Top star Udo Jürgens puts on an enthralling performance in the St. Jakobshalle
Promoter Roger Brennwald (67) is never short of creative ideas. His audacious decision to put on an immense musical spectacle on Center Court featuring Udo Jürgens and the Pepe Lienhard Orchestra proved to be a resounding success on Monday. 9,000 spectators witnessed a truly world-class performance delivered by an entertainer who turned 79 years young on 14 November and who is set to be awarded the Bambi media prize in Berlin. According to Udo's philosophy, life begins at 79. With his songs, compositions and musicals, the man who has sold more than 100 million records has created a legacy that will last for generations. Jürgens used his appearance at the Swiss Indoors to raise money for his own children's charity, which will now receive a five-figure donation. During a brief interlude, the entertainer drew a comparison between sport and music, saying that learning how to win and lose is essential in both of these disciplines. This is a lovely analogy.