Bruman Summer Concerts

Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Aperture Duo

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
12:00 pm PDT – 1:00 pm PDT

Powell Library Rotunda
10740 Dickson Plaza


Derek Tywoniuk (1988– )

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Duo for Violin and Viola in B-flat major, K. 424

Andante cantabile
Tema con variazioni

Erika Vega (1987– )
The Love Song*

Courtney Bryan
And What I Mean is This*

Andrew Tholl
hold still while the world turns*

*Aperture Duo Commission

Aperture Duo

Adrianne Pope, violin
Linnea Powell, viola

Aperture Duo curates fearless programs that explore new sounds, voices, and techniques through the lens of violin and viola chamber music. Lauded for their “precision and interpretation” along with their “distinct sense of unity and independence” (, Los Angeles-based Aperture Duo was founded in 2015 by violinist Adrianne Pope and violist Linnea Powell. Equally at home performing old and new music, Aperture Duo actively commissions diverse new works to expand the violin and viola duo repertoire.

Aperture Duo has been in residence at California Institute of the Arts, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Las Positas College, Black House SoCal New Music Workshop, Eureka! Musical Minds of California Graduate Student Conference, and has designed educational concerts with wild Up and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Performance credits include Tuesdays @ Monk Space, the main stage at the Carlsbad Music Festival, Music at Boston Court, L.A. Signal Lab, LA Downtown Art Walk, Brooklyn’s Home Audio Concert Series, UC Santa Barbara Summer Music Festival, Window Concert Series at the Craft in America Center, and Hear Now Music Festival.


The festival is made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Trust, Professors Wendell E. Jeffrey and Bernice M. Wenzel, by a gift in memory of Raymond E. Johnson, and with the support of the UCLA Center for 17th‐ & 18th-Century Studies and Powell Library.