Thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), concert:nova and MusicNow, New Music progressivism is alive and well — and building a devoted following — in Cincinnati. That’s especially true as downtown’s CAC presents German prepared-piano composer Hauschka on Friday night for its first concert of 2014.
Volker Bertelmann, who goes by the performance name “Hauschka,” starts his 2014 tour in support of his upcoming Abandoned City album here
. (It is his seventh solo album.)
At the Cincinnati concert, Bertelmann will bring his foreign objects for the piano. He is dependant, however, on the CAC — and other locales on his tour — to provide the piano. “I will play different pianos every evening. It will not always be a Steinway,” he says.
Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) will perform 8 p.m. Friday at the Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Tickets are $14; $8 CAC members. Visit contemporaryartscenter.org to purchase.