Established in 1946 by Helen May Johnson as a celebration of classical music, the Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival (TTMF) is one of the oldest national music festivals in the English-speaking Caribbean. Alan Cooper, who is involved in the festival, offers his perspectives.
Recently I have found myself musing over the words of Pope Francis: “The artist, the interpreter and—in the case of music—the listener, all have the same desire…to understand what beauty, music and art allow us to know of God’s grandeur. Now perhaps more than ever, men and women have need of this.
Interpreting that reality is essential for today’s world.”