Ottawa, Ontario — Central Canada
1925 - 2007
Oscar Peterson emerged from the Montréal working class neighbourhood known as Little Burgundy to become one of the world’s greatest piano virtuosos. His place in the international jazz pantheon is universally recognized.
With this sculpture by Ruth Abernethy, Canada’s National Arts Centre proudly commemorates the masterful contribution Oscar Petersen made during his 65-year career as a musician, recording artist, composer and mentor.
Commissioned by the Oscar Peterson Sculpture National Committee and the National Arts Centre.
Du quartier ouvrier de la Petite-Bourgogne où il a grandi à Montréal, Oscar Peterson s’est hissé au rang des plus grand virtuoses du piano de la planète. Il est une figure universelle reconnue au panthéon international du jazz.
Par cette sculpture de Ruth Abernethy, le Centre national des Arts du Canada a voulu immortaliser fièrement la contribution remarquable qu’a apportée Oscar Peterson durant ses 65 ans de carrière comme musicien, artiste de disque, compositeur et mentor.
Oeuvre commandée par le Comité national de la sculpture d’Oscar Peterson et le Centre national des Arts.
Erected 2010 by Oscar Petersen Sculpture National Committee and the National Arts Centre.
Location. 45° 25.363′ N, 75° 41.638′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker is at the intersection of Elgin Street and Albert Street, on the right when traveling north on Elgin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Animals in War (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); South African (Boer) War Memorial (about 90 meters away); Canadian Airmen Lost Over Poland (about 120 meters away); Nicholas Sparks (about 180 meters away); Lotta Hitschmanova, C.C. (about 180 meters away); The Rideau Canal (about 180 meters away); Sappers’ Bridge (about 180 meters away); Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
More about this marker. Hidden speakers broadcast works by Oscar Peterson at this monument.
Also see . . . Oscar Peterson - Wikipedia. At the age of nine Peterson played piano with control that impressed professional (Submitted on May 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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