In 1940, shortly after his arrival at the New World, Igor Stravinsky began completing his work at the Domazor Symphony in Switzerland and in France. The tragic life of the drama and the explosion of World War II, the composer who underwent a comedy in creative work in the score, immediately began to create a symphonic opera on a large scale. Designed as a concert for a small orchestra, the piece, in its genre, marked the decades of Stravinska's connection with the world of ballet. The contractor, the Los Angeles Jansen Symphony Orchestra, wanted, without a doubt, to obtain something that corresponded to the perceptions of the American-Russian-French public or Old World Composer's. Already in the first edition of the Concert, the reader watches "Concertantes Dances". And, in fact, the rhythmic figures of the composition perfectly corresponded to the thought and the paradigms of the abstract notions of the neoclassic ballet. The premiere of "Concertdays" was presented on February 8, 1942, with the conductor of the Los Angeles artistic director, Verner Jansen. On September 10, 1944, the ballet improvisation "Concert Day" was presented by the Ballet Ruso de Monte Carlo in New York in the choreography of George Balanchin's first leading artist of Ballagem's Ballagem. Alexander Tansman Stravinska, a prominent Polish neorealist composer, described "Concertdays" as "abstract ballet music, in which dance forms are not specifically related to scenes."
Jonathan Berman, the winner of the prestigious Kempinski Young Artist 2014, managed to enter the band of several orchestras of the conductor in his short career. He is a welcome guest not only in his native United Kingdom, but also in many parts of Europe and elsewhere in the world. Berman has directed the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Rotterdam, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Turkish Philharmonic Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania, the Tangvud Festival Orchestra, the Sinfonia Britten, Hagan Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra and Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra.
Jonathan Berman is also one of the most active pioneers in his generation of creative composers. Among his friends and colleagues are names such as Oliver Knusen, Alexander Gur, Harrison Barthwistle, Maxwell Davis, George Benjamin, Julian Anderson, John Harbison, Michael Gandolfi, Marc Anthony Tears, Gunther Schuller and Charles Vuorinen. Bermans collaborates with London Symphony, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, New European Ensemble, Modern Ensemble, KNM Berlin, The Ligeti Academy, Britten Pears Ensemble and Crash Ensemble Dublin. In 2014, Bermann debuted at BBC Promenade, along with London Sinfonietta at Maxwell's Deactivate Concert, but in 2016 the new British driver, along with his colleague Oliver Knussen, arrived at the BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor. At London Wigmore Hall, Bermann debuted in 2015 with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Band and, in 2016, with Ensemble Modern, which had already started at Frankfurt Alte Oper.
In addition to concert scenes, opera performances play an important role in the creative career of Jonathan Berman. At the age of eighteen, the new talent came to the legendary director Antonio Papano when he worked at the London Royal Opera. Since its debut, Berman's repertoire has featured more than thirty productions, including works by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Musorgsky, Debisy, Pulenck, Britten and contemporary composers.
One of the most brilliant features of Jonathan Berman's creative talent is his skillful, refined and finely tuned show program. Jonathan Berman, among other things, is the author of London Concert Series at the Southbank Center for Changing Britain, which the British press has already called "the most exciting concerts of the last decade."