Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

10th Birthday Party! | Light House Restaurant

Party Invitation - come to our 10th Birthday at

Light House Restaurant

It's our birthday in September! To celebrate wonderful 10 years of music-making, we are having a party at Light House Restaurant on Thursday 20th September, at 7.30pm.

A glass of fizz upon arrival, a wonderful 3-course menu, specially-designed by celebrated Chef Chris Casey for our Birthday, and once you've chosen your first two delicious courses the music begins, with favourites everyone will recognise. 

Before dessert, a second musical interlude. After this, we will draw the lucky winners of our wonderful raffle prizes.

TICKETS: £50 per person, to include 3-course meal, concert, and glass upon arrival. Groups under 6 may be seated with other guests to make up a table.  Please contact us if your group has paid separately but wishes to be seated together. You can call 07738 707 516 or email us at jigsawplayers@gmail.com

VENUE: Light House Restaurant, 77 The Ridgway, Wimbledon Village, SW19 4ST

TIME: 7.30pm - 10.30pm 

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Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Wimbledon Bookfest: Choice, Love, Passion - Celebration of Female Composers | Marryat Road

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'The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion'                   Nadia Boulanger

We are deeply proud to present an evening dedicated to the celebration of female composers at Marryat Road for our BookFest 2018 appearance. Featuring Clara Schumann, Nadia Boulanger, Fanny Mendelssohn, Germaine Tailleferre and Rebecca Clarke, the outstanding pieces we have selected to delight you will be accompanied by extracts from their letters, and narrated by the wonderful Rosalind Ayres and (theatre engagement permitting) Martin Jarvis, OBE.

Clara Schumann (1819 - 1896), Nadia Boulanger (1887 - 1979), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805 - 1847), Germaine Tailleferre (1892 - 1983), Rebecca Clarke (1886 - 1979): what sacrifices did these pioneering women have to make for the love of their Art?

PROGRAMME: 

Rebecca Clarke: Passacaglia & Lullaby for viola and piano

Clara Schumann: 3 romances for violin & piano 

Nadia Boulanger: 3 pieces for cello and piano 

Germaine Tailleferre: Romance for violin and piano

Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano quartet in A flat

 

VENUE: 3 Marryat Road, SW19 5BB

TIME: 7pm - 8pm

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Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Measure for Measure: Wine & Music with Hannibal Brown | Merton Arts Space

A MUSICAL FIRST . . . A HARMONIOUS PAIRING OF MUSIC AND WINE !

Held at Merton Arts Space, we are excited to present an innovative and fun evening of classical music-playing set to Hannibal Brown's world-class artisan wines. This unique wine and music-tasting experience will offer fabulous music, mouth-watering wines and matching canapés. Normally we'd list right here what we're going to play, but we're not giving the game away on this one! Come and taste Hannibal Brown's delicious wines and be surprised (and delighted) by Jigsaw Players' 'ear'.

At the end of the evening, guests can vote for the most successful pairing, and the full movement of the winning piece will be played. 

Price all-inclusive. Prepare to be transported . . . 

VENUE: Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, SW19 7NB - 2 minutes from Wimbledon Tube.

TIME: Doors open at 7.30pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm

Some seating available.

 

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Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Estonian Gypsy-Jazzy trio Titoks | Light House Restaurant

We are delighted to present the Estonian Gypsy-Jazz trio: Titoks. Enjoy a toe-tapping evening while feasting on an Estonian-themed menu at Light House Restaurant on Ridgway, SW19. 

Titoks is a young, virtuoso, emotional and ambitious team, bringing to the audience Django Reinhardt's finest songs, and Raimond Valgre's unforgettable melodies, all in the gypsy jazzy key. Titok's improvisational dialogue and virtuosity make for an evening audiences never forget.

VENUE: Light House Restaurant

TIME: 7.30pm - 10.30pm 

TICKETS: £15 cover charge for the concert - you can enjoy an "a la carte" menu during the performance

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Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Kristallnacht commemoration at Wimbledon Synagogue

A concert commemorating 80 years since the horrors of Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, a pogrom against the Jewish community in Nazi Germany between the nights of the 9th & 10th 1938. More information on Kristallnacht can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht

Programme TBC but will include works written by composers in Teresienstadt such as Zigmun Schul & Victor Ullmann. 

 

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Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

JPCS on Tour | Nice, France

Invited by the long-time celebrated "Concerts Spirituels de Nice" series, we will be performing our programme celebrating female composers. 

PROGRAMME: 

Rebecca Clarke: Passacaglia & Lullaby for viola and piano

Clara Schumann: 3 romances for violin & piano 

Nadia Boulanger: 3 pieces for cello and piano 

Germaine Tailleferre: Romance for violin and piano

Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano quartet in A flat

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May
10
8:00 PM20:00

10/100: Celebration of 100 year-old masterpieces

For the last Southside House concert of our 10th anniversary season we will be celebrating melodious and harmoniously-stirring masterpieces composed especially for the viola by some of the greatest latter-day exponents of the instrument.

 

 

 

On the programme

Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for viola sonata

Ernest Bloch: Suite for viola and piano

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for viola and piano op11 n.4

VENUE: Southside House, 3-4 Woodhayes Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 4RJ

TIME: 8pm - 10.30pm 

 

 

 

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Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Season Finale - MyRaynesPark Festival | St Matthew's Church

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The upbeat to our 10th anniversary year as part of the MyRaynesPark Festival! With Brahms’ luscious first string sextet and Mendelssohn’s iconic octet, written in an exuberant burst of youthful genius aged just 16.

In addition, you will be able to admire Artist-in-Residence, Katie Ault's exhibition 

VENUE: St Matthew's Church, Durham Road, SW20 

TIME: 8pm; doors open at 7. 

MUSICIANS:

Oliver Cave, Natalie Klouda, Kaija Lukas, Tetsuumi Nagata - VIOLINS

Jenny Lewisohn, Emmanuella Reiter - VIOLAS

Ashok Klouda, Bartholomew LaFolette - CELLOS 

 

BOX OFFICE

You can purchase your tickets right here, from one or our ticket selling points (Lantern Coffee House, Raynes Park and Health Zone, Wimbledon) or at the door. 

Please note that children under the age of 18 are welcome to attend for FREE

This concert is sponsored in part by

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Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Jigsaw Juniors Concert - MyRaynesPark Festival | St Matthew's Church

Join us for our last Juniors' workshop of the season at St Matthew's Church as part of MyRaynesPark Festival. 

A fun and interactive workshop where children aged 3+ will be led by JPCS members in an exploration of sounds and movement. 

VENUE: St Matthew's Church, SW20 

TIME: 11am

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. 

BOX OFFICE

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You can purchase your tickets right here, from one or our ticket selling points (Lantern Coffee House, Raynes Park and Health Zone, Wimbledon) or at the door. 

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Jun
10
2:30 PM14:30

Jigsaw Juniors Workshop- Wimbledon Library

The Contest of the Creatures

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©Jay Lawrence, JPCS 2017

Join the Jigsaw Players and award-winning children's poet Kate Wakeling at Wimbledon library's Merton Arts Space for a musical jamboree of sharks, butterflies, dogs and donkeys, conjured up by children’s poems and favourite music from Schubert, Prokofiev, Gershwin & Debussy among others. 

Race a zooming bumble bee, swim like a trout and meet the one-and-only Hamster Man in this lively interactive family concert, suitable for children age 5+.

 

VENUE: Merton Arts Space - Wimbledon library 35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 7NB

TIME: 2.30pm

 

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Soirée Française - Christ Church West Wimbledon

Join us for an evening celebrating French Music 

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VENUE: Christ Church West Wimbledon 

TIME: 8pm

 

PROGRAMME

POULENC Sonate pour violoncelle et piano, FP.143

FAURÉ Berceuse pour alto et piano, Op.16
DEBUSSY Sonata pour violon et piano, L.140
FAURÉ Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15

ARTISTS

Jonathan Stone violin
Emmanuella Reiter viola
Bartholomew LaFollette cello
Sophia Rahman piano

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Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Violatastic! - St Matthew's Church

With three violists on the Jigsaw Board, it is time to celebrate the viola with its luscious sound, gorgeous tone and fun repertoire! A great evening not to be missed!

 

TIME: 7.30pm

VENUE: St Matthew's Church, Durham Road, SW20 0HG

Artists

PROGRAMME:

  • Philipe Hersant Pavane for solo viola
  • Jean-Marie Leclair Sonata Op.12 n2 for two violas
  • Frank Bridge Lament for two violas
  • Bela Bartok A selection from the violin duos arranged for viola
  • Matthias Durst Adagio for four violas
  • York Bowen Fantasia for four violas
  • Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto n.2 for four violas
  • Christopher Lowry Romanza for four violas
  • Pietro Mascagni Intermezzo sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana, arranged for four violas by Mamiko Kobayakawa
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Passacaglia for solo violin arranged for viola
  • Gabriel Fauré Pavane, arranged for four violas by Sancho Engaño
  • Henry Purcell Fantasia n6 & 7 for four viols

Approximate running time: 85mins plus 15mins interval. 

 
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Chamber music - Southside House
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Chamber music - Southside House

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       SOLD OUT!

THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT

Please contact us if you would like to be put on our mailing list in case we get cancellations. 

Join us for a performance in the magical and historical Southside House in Wimbledon Common. 

On the programme:

Mozart Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498

Brahms Sonata Op.120 n.1 played on clarinet

Brahms Sonata Op.120 n.2 played on viola

Schumann Märchenerzählungen, Op 132

 

ARTISTSEmmanuella Reiter, viola - James Burke, clarinet - Sophia Rahman, piano

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Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Wintery Jazz with Zoe Rahman - Christ Church West Wimbledon

“A remarkable pianist by any standard” The Observer.

A fantastic evening featuring one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene, MOBO Award winner Zoe Rahman

DATE: Friday 2nd February 2018, 8pm

VENUE: Christ Church West Wimbledon - 2 Cottenham Park Rd, SW20 0RZ

A vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer, Zoe Rahman’s style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste. Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician, working most recently with the likes of George Mraz, Courtney Pine and Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra.

Zoe’s latest album, “Dreamland”, showcases the depth and breadth of her musical imagination, featuring new compositions alongside tracks by Duke Ellington, Jessica Williams, Rabindranath Tagore, as well as solo renditions of some of Zoe’s back catalogue. A former MOBO Award winner, Mercury Prize nominee, Jazz FM Award nominee and British Jazz Award winner, Zoe has established herself as a unique presence in the British music industry. This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the UK’s most gifted jazz pianists in an intimate solo piano setting.

Dreamland album reviews:

“A joy to find Zoe fully in the spotlight, uninterrupted, on this dazzling solo session. A milestone” ***** BBC Music Magazine

“An exciting solo set, brilliantly performed and totally absorbing” **** The Observer

“An arresting work suffused with enormous feeling, and bursts of surprising delicacy and power….Rahman shines on her own” **** Evening Standard

“Always exciting, playful, muscular and a tiny bit unhinged, that’s what I love about Zoe Rahman” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

“A powerful testament to this fine pianist’s authority” *** Guardian

 

 

You can purchase tickets online by clicking above, in person at the Lantern Coffee House or at the door.

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Bach by Candlelight - St Matthew's Church

An evening dedicated to J.S. Bach culminating in the arrangement by Dmitry Sitkovetsky's of the Goldberg Variations with mulled wine and private chef Rosanna Holmes' mince pies. An evening not to be missed! 

Kaija Lukas, violin                                  Jenny Lewisohn & Emmanuella Reiter, violas                                                     Ashok Klouda, cello

DATE: Friday 15th December, 8pm

VENUE: St Matthew's Church, Durham Road, SW20 0DE

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Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Schubertiade by Candlelight - Christ Church West Wimbledon

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©Jay Lawrence

Join us for an evening of Schubert with three of his most celebrated chamber music masterpieces: the Arpeggione Sonata performed on viola, his Notturno for piano trio and the sublime Trout Quintet. 

Kaija Lukas, violin
Jenny Lewisohn & Emmanuella Reiter, violas
Ashok Klouda, piano
Siret Lust, double bass
Sophia Rahman, piano

DATE: Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm

VENUE: Christ Church West Wimbledon  

 
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Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

Jigsaw Juniors "Animals and their Song" - Wimbledon Bookfest

"Animal and their Song"

presented by Kate Wakeling

Jigsaw's Poet-in-Residence & 2017 CLiPPA Award-Winner

 

Jigsaw Juniors present a concert for the whole family intertwining musical masterpieces with words specially-selected and presented by Jigsaw Poet-in-Residence, Kate Wakeling, including extracts from her 2017 CLiPPA award-winning poetry collection for children, "Moon Juice". 

Entitled "Animals and their song", the celebrated Jigsaw Players will perform works by Saint-Saens, Rimsky Korsakov, Gershwin and many other greats. To conclude the concert children will be given an opportunity to sing and dance as we spin the Jigsaw Song Wheel. A fun morning not to be missed! 

Piano provided with generous support from Markson Pianos and  sponsored by an Anonymous Donor. 

 Photo credit: Tom Weller

Photo credit: Tom Weller

  • Schumann: From Scenes from Childhood:  Of Foreign Lands and Peoples & A Curious Story
  • Schubert: The Trout theme
  • Saint-Saëns: From the Carnival of the Animals: The Swan & The Elephant
  • Gershwin: Promenade - Walking the Dog
  • Fauré: Le Papillon & Au bord de l'eau
  • Ibert: Le Petit Âne Blanc
  • Prokofiev: Extracts from Peter and the Wolf 
  • Debussy: Clair de Lune
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble Bee

VENUE: Baillie Gifford Big Tent, 10.30am

TICKETS: £15 (incl one child) £7.50 (additional tickets)

Our 2017 winner is Kate Thomas aged 9. Congratulations! 

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Oct
12
3:00 PM15:00

Jigsaw Fusion - House of Commons

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In a new development, the Jigsaw Players are joining forces with Chandra Chakraborty, a doyenne of Indian Classical Music, to perform at the House of Commons. They will perform extracts from Dmitry Sitkovetsky's arrangement of the Goldberg Variations as well as a piece withe Ms. Chakraborty. 

For more information about the event, please click here

Musicians for this programme: 

Kaija Lukas, violin -  Emmanuella Reiter, viola - Bartholomew LaFollette, cello

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Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Fundraising Evening

A fundraising evening hosted by Olgarhythm in Notting Hill. if you would like to join us, please email us for more details at jigsawplayers@gmail.com 

Musicians for this programme: 

Kaija Lukas, violin - Jenny Lewisohn, viola - Emmanuella Reiter, viola - Ashok Klouda, cello - Sophia Rahman, piano - Siret Lust, double bass

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Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

"Music begins where Words end" - Wimbledon Bookfest

"Music begins where Words end"

Presented by Jigsaw's Poet-in-Residence, Kate Wakeling

For this exceptional event as part of the Wimbledon Bookfest, the Jigsaw Players will be performing a concert entitled "Music begins where Words end" - Art of Words, Art of Sounds.

 Photo credit: Tom Weller

Photo credit: Tom Weller

 

 

 

Musical extracts will be intertwined with extracts from works by Plato, Shakespeare, Proust, Baudelaire and Tolstoy, recited by Jigsaw Poet-in-Residence, 2017 CLiPPA Award-winner Kate Wakeling.

Musicians for this programme:

Victoria Sayles, violin - Emmanuella Reiter, viola - Ashok Klouda, cello - Sophia Rahman, piano

 

 

Extracts from:  

- Johann Sebastian Bach: Gamba sonata n.1 BWV 1027 for cello and piano

- Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet arranged by Vadim Borisowsky for viola and piano

- Ludwig van Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata no.9 Op.47 for violin and piano

- Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet Op.47 for violin, viola, cello & piano

VENUE: Baillie Gifford Big Tent

TICKETS: £10

Piano provided with generous support from Markson Pianos. 

 

 

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Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Gala Dinner Concert - Light House Restaurant

      Gala Dinner                Concert

 

 

 

 

                Tuesday 12th September 2017, 7.30pm

                The Light House Restaurant, Wimbledon 

Join us for an exceptional evening of thrilling music, delicious food & fine wine at the Light House Restaurant to celebrate the launch of the Jigsaw Players’ 2017-18 Season.

You'll  be greeted with a glass of fizz which you can enjoy during the short opening concert.

Following that, a three-course menu specially created by the celebrated chef Chris Casey.

Throughout the evening you will be able to bid in our silent auction for exceptional prizes ranging from a Gail's cookbook to tailored concerts in the privacy of your own home.

To conclude the evening, before dessert, we will be drawing our lucky raffle winners.

TICKETS: £60 per person (includes concert, a glass of fizz upon arrival & a three-course dinner) 

Enquiries about big parties please call 07738707516 or email jigsawplayers@gmail.com

VENUE: Light House Restaurant Wimbledon, 75-77 Ridgway, London SW19 4ST

No tickets sold at the door!

 
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Jigsaw & Bach to Baby at MyRaynesPark Festival
Jul
1
7:30 PM19:30

Jigsaw & Bach to Baby at MyRaynesPark Festival

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The internationally celebrated Jigsaw Players and critically acclaimed Bach to Baby series present in partnership two exceptional concerts (11am and 7.30pm) as part of the MyRaynesPark Festival.

At 11am Bach to Baby presents “Invitation to Dance” programme with: 

(To see the artists' biographies, please click on their names)

 

On the programme:

  • Bartok Romanian Dances
  • Ravel Pièce en forme d'Habanera 
  • Mendelssohn Piano Trio op.49 in D minor
  • Fauré Piano Trio 0p.120. 

Bach to Baby, the critically acclaimed classical concert series for baby and you presents outstanding musicians, exhilarating performances in inspiring locations across London and the South East.

At 7.30pm the Jigsaw Players will present the complete version of the morning's programme.

TICKETS: 

For Bach to Baby 11:00am tickets ONLY, please visit www.bachtobaby.com/my-raynes-park-special

For the 7.30pm Jigsaw Players concert and combo tickets (11:00am Bach to Baby family concert + 7.30pm Jigsaw Players concert), you can purchase your tickets below:

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Concert by Candlelight
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Concert by Candlelight

After a long break, the Jigsaw Players are finally coming back to Wimbledon! Join us for a programme of Brahms, Tchaikoswsky and some festive specials! 

Hungry before or after the concert? No problem! Opt for our special dinner+concert deal for only £40. This includes the price of the ticket as well as a 2 course meal with a glass of wine and coffee at the critically acclaimed  Light House Restaurant in Wimbledon Village

 

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