Oscar Peterson - Jazz Legend and the Man I Knew

Experience the magic of Oscar Peterson's jazz legacy!


Date & Time

Thursday, February 8, 2024

February 8, 2024

7:30 pm


9:30 pm





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Meaford Hall
12 Nelson Street East
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About This Event

Renowned musician, composer, and producer Lance Anderson brings his award-winning musical tribute to the Canadian jazz icon, Oscar Peterson, to life.

Engage in an evening of captivating narratives and masterful piano performances as Anderson delves into the unique and extraordinary qualities that defined Peterson as an international jazz legend.

While audiences relish the opportunity to appreciate Peterson's music and talent, the real magic lies in the tales of his life and the distinctive musical elements that shaped him into a beloved figure. Dr. Anderson shares anecdotes, personal stories, music, and historical insights, providing an intimate glimpse into their meeting, friendship, and the essence of being in the presence of a jazz genius.

The performance includes compositions from Peterson's Canadiana Suite and the iconic "Hymn to Freedom."

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About The Event Organizer

Meaford Hall

In 1909, the town of Meaford eagerly gathered at the new Town Hall and Opera House on Nelson and Sykes Streets. The construction of this grand building, designed by local architect James Ellis, marked a significant moment for the community. As the cornerstone was laid in 1908, Mayor J.W. Horsley proudly declared that Meaford Hall would be a symbol of progress and prosperity for generations to come.

Over the years, Meaford Hall served multiple purposes, including housing the council chambers, town offices, courtroom, library, and community meeting spaces. However, it was the second-floor Opera House that truly captured the town's heart. The Opera House became a cultural hub, hosting plays, graduations, concerts, and famous speakers.

The building endured some neglect but was ultimately saved through a restoration project in the early 2000s, funded by grants and community efforts.

Today, Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre stands as an icon of downtown Meaford, a testament to the town's history and commitment to arts and culture.

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