Gilmour’s two shows July 7 and 8 last summer marked his return to the amphitheater of the ancient city 45 years after Pink Floyd played that venue to an audience of none for the 1972 film “Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.”
The Cambridge Concert Orchestra will premiere a composition by Tim Brooks (pictured) called “Grantchester Variations,” an homage to Syd Barrett and the band he helped found and inspired by Pink Floyd‘s “Grantchester Meadows.”
The piece “will certainly intrigue Pink Floyd fans and lovers of modern orchestral music,” according to orchestra chairman Jan Mentha. “The harmonies and rhythms evoke the early exploratory Floyd works. So far as the orchestra knows, this the only orchestral ‘tribute’ to the iconic band.”
The orchestra will perform the piece as part of its 50th anniversary concert Saturday, July 8 at West Road Concert Hall.
Brooks, of Cambridge, studied music at York University and gained a teaching qualification in music and drama from Leeds University.
A 1988 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta first owned by David Gilmour will go on the auction block June 30.
The car, purchased by Gilmour in July 1988, is expected to fetch as much as £1 million at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason purchased a similar model at the same time as Gilmour at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy, after Floyd’s Modena leg of its Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour. The pair are said to have driven them back to the U.K. following their purchase.
List price for the F40 in 1988 was £163,000. Just more than 1,300 were produced.
Though the car can reach a respectable 201 mph, its interior is spartan, sporting a pair of red body contour seats.