The story behind Avenue Joseph-Vézina


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Joseph Vézina was the founder of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. This photo of him was taken around 1915.

This street is named in honour of Joseph Vézina (1848-1924), a conductor, composer, organist and music professor who was born in Quebec City. His first music teacher was his father, François Vézina, a house painter and amateur musician, who taught him to play the piano.