UPROAR is the new music ensemble of Wales. Set to launch in 2017, its exemplary performers under the direction of Michael Rafferty will bring to Wales and the UK the best international classical music written today. Working closely with composers and especially commissioning new work, this flexible ensemble brings vast experience of performing together as soloists and chamber musicians. The ensemble will reinvent concert presentation for visually minded audiences, often performing in inspiring and unusual locations. Its multimedia collaborations with dance, theatre, film, visual arts, video and live electronics will push the boundaries of these forms, providing unforgettable experiences. UPROAR will nurture new generations of composers working in Wales, providing performance and development opportunities for composers at every stage of their careers.
Michael Rafferty is an award winning conductor based in Wales, UK. Passionate about contemporary culture, he conducts the world’s finest contemporary music ensembles and has collaborated with over 100 living composers. He co-founded Music Theatre Wales and through his visionary musical leadership over 25 years brought MTW to its enviable stature. He was awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to music in Wales.
Dr. Michael Ellison
Sally Groves MBE
Prof. Michael Peake
UPROAR | Wales New Music Ensemble is supported by PRS
Foundation’s The Open Fund