The Center welcomes three guest ensembles for the 2018-19 series. 

Yarn/Wire is a quartet of two percussionists and two pianists. This instrumental combination allows the ensemble flexibility to slip effortlessly between classics of the repertoire and modern works that continue to forge new boundaries. Founded in 2005 while at Stony Brook University, Yarn/Wire is admired for the energy and precision they bring to performances of today's most adventurous music. The results of their collaborative initiatives with genre-bending artists such as Two-Headed Calf, Pete Swanson, and Tristan Perich point towards the emergence of a new and lasting repertoire that is "spare and strange and very, very new." (Time Out NY)

~Nois Saxophone Quartet, a Chicago-based ensemble that has quickly emerged as one of the premier young ensembles dedicated to contemporary performance. ~Nois was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

The Tyshawn Sorey Trio led by 2017 MacArthur Fellow, Tyshawn Sorey, presents works at the crossroads of classical music and jazz, experimental music and academia in the first experimental concert.