Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has been confirmed to perform at Manchester’s Albert Hall alongside The London Contemporary Orchestra on 10th October.

His time in Radiohead (eight hit albums, five of which hit the number 1 spot in the UK Album Charts, three Grammys, seven NME awards and an Ivor Novello Award amongst many, many other awards) tells only part of the story.

The highly talented multi-instrumentalist (as well as the guitar he also plays viola,harmonica, glockenspiel, ondes Martenot, banjo and drums) is also a highly regarded soundtrack composer, having scored such movies as Bodysong, There Will Be Blood (for which he won an award at the Critics Choice Awards and Best Film Score award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards), Norwegian Wood, We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Master.  Now he is teaming up alongside The London Centemporary Orchestra to bring some of this music to life in front of a live Manchester audience as well as performing works by the likes of Purcell, Messiaen and Edmund Finnis (composer-in-association of the LCO) together with some of his previously unheard material.

The London Contemporary Orchestra has developed a reputation for unique collaborations, having previously worked alongside artists such as Jimmy Page, Foals and Belle & Sebastian (with whom they performed at Latitude Festival).

The concert will see Greenwood performing on both the guitar and Ondes Martenot.

Classically trained, Greenwood has also worked closely with the BBC Concert Orchestra and composed a number of pieces for the symphony orchestra and in 2006 scooped the Radio 3 Listener’s Award at the BBC British Composer Awards.


Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and the London Contemporary Orchestra

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and the London Contemporary Orchestra

Tickets for Jonny Greenwood and London Contemporary Orchestra performing at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 10th October are on sale now priced at £20.

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