Residential school play featuring Peter Gabriel music will be performed with live symphony in Calgary

 By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter What better way to mark a theatre production going into its tenth year than to pair it with a live symphony? New Blood, based on the residential school experiences of Siksika Nation Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman and others, had such an impact on David Wartman, executive director of the Calgary Civic Symphony, that he approached the play’s creator to collaborate with her. New Blood is put to the music of Peter Gabriel, and Deanne Bertsch, the play’s creator/director, says it’s her “dream come true” to have Gabriel’s 12 songs performed by a live, full orchestra. “People want to know more (about residential schools) and care about the story. It moves them when they watch the show and I think it’s going to…

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