Sunday, January 8, 2023, 3:00 pm

Darke Hall, Conservatory of Performing Arts

Cellist Jonathan Craig Penner is currently in his third year of studies at McGill university, pursuing a
bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance in the class of Brian Manker. Jonathan was born and raised in
Regina SK, studying cello with Simon Fryer at the Conservatory of Performing arts. As winner of the 2019
Shurniak Concerto Competition, He was featured as soloist with the Regina symphony orchestra in Fall of
2021, and Saskatoon symphony orchestra in spring of 2022. As a chamber player, Jonathan is involved
with numerous small chamber ensembles in Montreal and has served as principal cello of the McGill
symphony orchestra. He has had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with Adrian Fung,
Andrew Yee, Yuri Hooker, and Tom Weibe among others. Jonathan performs on a J.B. Stensland Cello
made in 1997.

Program 
Kol Nidrei (12’) Max Bruch (1838-1920) 

Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 (25’) Johann Sabastian Bach (1685-1750) 
 Prelude 
 Allemande  
 Courante  
 Sarabande 
 Bouree I & II 
 Gigue 

Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 (26’) Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) 
 Allegro non troppo 
 Allegretto quasi menuetto 
 Allegro