Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

FREE Concert at Wimbledon High School

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For our first concert at Wimbledon High School, we are proud to present an evening dedicated to the celebration of female composers. Featuring Clara Schumann, Lili & Nadia Boulanger, Fanny Mendelssohn, Rebecca Clarke and Kate Whitely, the outstanding pieces we have selected will be accompanied by extracts from their letters and other correspondence read by Gabrielle Lloyd.

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

ON THE PROGRAMME

Rebecca Clarke - Sonata for viola and piano
Lili Boulanger - D’un matin de printemps, piano trio 
Nadia Boulanger - Three pieces for cello and piano 
Clara Schumann - Piano Trio in C minor 
Kate Whitely – Duo for violin and viola 
Fanny Mendelssohn - Piano Quartet 


The concert is open to everyone and tickets are free. Refreshments will be available from 6:30pm. The concert will end by 9:30pm. www.jigsawplayers.co.uk

LOCATION: Senior Hall, Wimbledon High School, Mansel Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 4AB

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Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Jigsaw Jazz with Zoe Rahman | Southside House SW19

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We are thrilled to welcome Zoe Rahman again this year, this time at Southside House.  

Described in The Observer as “a remarkable pianist by any standard”, Zoe Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, her 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.

Born in Chichester, UK, to a Bengali father and English mother, Zoe studied classical piano at the Royal Academy of Music, took a music degree at Oxford University and then won a scholarship to study jazz performance at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where she studied with the inspirational pianist JoAnne Brackeen.

Zoe won a MOBO Award (best Jazz Act 2012) for “Kindred Spirits”, her fifth album on her own Manushi label. The album showcases Zoe’s exuberant and highly personal style. Featuring her brother Idris on clarinet alongside her trio as well as a guest appearance by UK jazz legend Courtney Pine, the album has been hailed as a ‘masterpiece’ (Manchester Evening News), ’in every way a five star rating’ (ukjazzradio.com), ‘one of the best albums of the last couple of years’ (Jazzwise), and ‘a work of breathtaking musical imagination’ (Metro).

Zoe’s second album, Melting Pot, was nominated in 2006 for one of the UK’s most prestigious music awards, the Nationwide Mercury Prize, alongside the likes of Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Arctic Monkeys and Muse, and it also won ‘Jazz Album of the Year’ at the UK’s first Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

Her fourth album, Where Rivers Meet, is a stunning collaboration with her brother Idris, exploring music from their Bengali heritage, which creates “a wholly original brand of Anglo-Asian music” (Sunday Times).

Zoe has been invited to play at many international jazz festivals and has worked extensively throughout the UK and internationally, including performances in USA, Japan, Australia, North Sea Jazz, Kuwait, Sweden, Norway, Italy, France, Barbados, Romania, Hungary, Ireland, Algeria, Estonia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka.

She has been a featured artist on numerous TV and radio programmes and is frequently invited to sit on high-profile panels – most notably, the Mercury Music Prize, BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Nottingham International Jazz Piano competition. She shares her passion for music through teaching in a variety of contexts, inspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. From 2013-14 she was Artist in Residence with youth big band “Jazz Vehicle” in Lincoln.

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May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Violatastic | 100 year-old Masterpieces | Southside House SW19

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Violatastic

 

For the last Southside House concert of our 10th anniversary season we will be celebrating all things viola! Our chosen pieces are melodious and harmoniously-stirring masterpieces composed by some of the greatest latter-day exponents of the instrument.

On the programme (all written in 1919)

Rebecca Clarke's Sonata for Viola having moved to US in 1916, Clarke wrote this piece for a competition. Out of 72 entries she tied first with Ernest Bloch, a Swiss composer, and despite being the favourite, Bloch was declared the winner. This work is exuberant, full of optimism and brio, and based on a quote by French poet Alfred de Musset, "Poet, take up your lute; the wine of youth this night is fermenting in the veins of God."

Ernest Bloch: Suite for Viola and Piano - We thought it would be fun to have a piece by Rebecca Clarke's competition nemesis! Bloch was a Swiss-born American composer who was also a prolific photographer. This piece, like all others in the concert, was written in 1919, and out of the drama and darkness comes a reflective, quiet voice. It's a complex and interesting piece that reflects the history of the time.  

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano op11 n.4 is his most romantic, composition! Hindemith was one of the most prolific composers for the viola, and his mastery of the instrument is beautifully illustrated throughout this piece. It's a gem to play, as well as to hear, with its exploration of different melodic textures. 

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

TIME: 8pm - 10.30pm 

 

 

 

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Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

JPCS on Tour | "Choice, Love, Passion" Famous Female Composers | Nice, France

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

We're off to France! As part of the "Concerts Spirituels de Nice" annual series, we will be performing our celebrated programme of all-female composers in Nice in November. As at Wimbledon Bookfest the previous month, the works of Rebecca Clarke, Clara Schumann, and Fanny Mendelssohn will feature, and we can't wait to take these to a new audience abroad.

Programme

Rebecca Clarke's Sonata for Viola having moved to US in 1916, Clarke wrote this piece for a competition. Out of 72 entries she tied first with Ernest Bloch, a Swiss composer, and despite being the favourite, Bloch was declared the winner. This work is exuberant, full of optimism and brio, and based on a quote by French poet Alfred de Musset, "Poet, take up your lute; the wine of youth this night is fermenting in the veins of God."

Clara Schumann's Piano Trio

Fanny Mendelssohn's Piano quartet in A flat

VENUE: Eglise Protestante. 21 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice, France

TIME: 5PM - 6PM 

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Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Kristallnacht - A Night to remember | Wimbledon Synagogue SW19

The beast in man had lifted its mask and the time of euphemistic niceties and rationalizations was over.
— Annette Dumbach, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

On Saturday 10th November, we will perform a concert at Wimbledon Synagogue in commemoration of 80 years since the horrors of Kristallnacht. We have chosen a programme representing a musical journey through time with at the centre of the evening, works by victims of the Holocaust such as Erwin Schulhoff . On either sides, works by Ravel, Bloch, Messiaen & Popper amongst others will be performed.

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We are also honoured to welcome Ruth Posner, a Polish Holocaust survivor, former dancer and choreographer and is today an actress and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

At the end of the evening those who wish to do so, will have the opportunity of making a donation to Yad Vashem. An evening of remembrance and hope represented through the power of music.

VENUE: Wimbledon Synagogue, Queensmere Road, London SW19 5PB

TIME: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

TICKETS: £15, £5 students

ON THE PROGRAMME

Maurice Ravel - Kaddish

Ernest Bloch - “From Jewish life”

Erwin Schulhoff - Extract from the duo

Max Bruch - Kol Nidre

Olivier Messian - Extract from the Quartet for the end of times

David Popper - Requiem (arrangement by Konstantin Boyarski)

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Still life by Bedrich Fritta, 1943.

MUSICIANS FOR THE EVENING

Jenny Lewisohn & Emmanuella Reiter, viola

Bartholmew LaFollette, cello

Sophia Rahman, piano

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Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Estonian Gypsy-Jazzy trio Titoks | Light House Restaurant SW19

We are delighted to present Titoks, the Estonian Gypsy-Jazz trio and young, virtuoso team. Titoks brings to the audience Django Reinhardt's finest songs, and Raimond Valgre's unforgettable melodies, all in a gypsy jazzy key. Improvisational dialogue makes for an evening audiences never forget. 

We are proud to sponsor Titoks in partnership Light House Restaurant. Chef Chris Casey has even devised an Estonian-inspired menu to tie it all together!

VENUE: Light House Restaurant

TIME: 7.30pm - 9.30pm 

PRICE: £35 - includes concert and a three-course meal with coffee

TICKETS: Call the Light House Restaurant on 020 8944 6338 and quote “Jigsaw Players’ Jazz evening”

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Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Measure for Measure: 6 string pieces matched to 6 wines & 6 canapés | Merton Arts Space SW19

6 string pieces, 6 wines, 6 canapés

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We are very excited to present an innovative and fun evening of classical music-playing, set to local wine dealer Hannibal Brown's world-class artisan wines. We have chosen 6 stringed pieces that we think best complement 3 white wines and 3 red wines. At the end of this unique music-tasting event, guests will be able to vote for the most successful pairing. 

Tasting notes and talks have been prepared, and canapés to complement the wines will also be provided. At this event you get to be up close and personal with the players, and music - prepare to be transported . . .

(Price is all-inclusive.) 

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.

PROGRAMME

MUSIC WINE

Elgar - Chanson du Matin, matched to: Davenport England

Haydn - 'The Joke', last movement, matched to: Bon Courage Gewurztraminer South Africa 

Dvorak - 'American': 1st movement, matched to: The Architect Australia

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, matched to: La Barbe, Merlot France 

Granados - Danzas espanolas Andaluza, matched to: Rioja Reserva Spain

Beethoven - String Quartet op. 59 no. 3 - last movement, matched to: Casas del Bosque Syrah Spain


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And thank you to Franco Manca for kindly providing our musicians with pizza during their rehearsal!!

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Jigsaw Juniors - FREE workshop in Pollard's Hill Library
Oct
13
10:30 AM10:30

Jigsaw Juniors - FREE workshop in Pollard's Hill Library

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Join us as we celebrate National Libraries week for a FREE, fun and interactive musical workshop where children aged 3+ will be led in an exploration of sounds and movement by members of the Jigsaw Players' Concert Series.

A chance to hear world-class musicians live, exploring the different sounds of each instruments, clapping, dancing, singing a lots of musical games!

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Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

"Choice, Love, Passion" Celebrating Female Composers | Wimbledon Bookfest | Marryat Road SW19

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

Gabrielle Lloyd

We are proud to present an evening dedicated to the celebration of female composers at Marryat Road for our Wimbledon BookFest 2018 appearance. Featuring Clara Schumann, Lili & Nadia Boulanger, Fanny Mendelssohn, Rebecca Clarke and Kate Whitely, the outstanding pieces we have selected will be accompanied by extracts read from their letters and other correspondence.

We are sorry to announce that due to last minute theatre engagements, Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis will no longer narrate at our Wimbledon Bookfest appearence. However, we are delighted to say that Gabrielle Lloyd has agreed to join us for our concert celebrating female composers.

Clara Schumann (1819 - 1896), Nadia Boulanger (1887 - 1979), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805 - 1847), Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), Rebecca Clarke (1886 - 1979), Kate Whitley (b.1989).

What sacrifices did these pioneering women have to make for the love of their Art?

Programme

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©Alejandro Tamagno, JPCS

Rebecca Clarke - 1st movement of sonata, viola and piano
Lili Boulanger - D’un matin de printemps, piano trio 
Nadia Boulanger - Three pieces for cello and piano
Clara Schumann - 1st movement, piano trio in C minor
Kate Whitely – Duo for violin and viola
Fanny Mendelssohn - 1st movement, piano quartet 

 

 

VENUE: 3 Marryat Road, SW19 5BB

TIME: 7pm - 8pm

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Oct
3
4:15 PM16:15

FREE Workshop 1 at Wimbledon High School

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This workshop, run by members of the Jigsaw Players, is aimed at all GCSE and A Level pupils investigating writing for chamber forces in composition work. It's a great chance to understand more about what instruments are capable of doing to produce specific effects.

The Jigsaw Players offer a not-for-profit concert series based in Wimbledon, performing world-class chamber music. This is a free event open to pupils from all schools.

LOCATION: M11 WHS Music Department
Wimbledon High School, Mansel Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 4AB


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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Candlelit Dinner, Live Music, Auction, Raffle | Light House Restaurant SW19

JOIN US FOR OUR 10TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT LIGHT HOUSE RESTAURANT

Thursday 20th September, 7.30pm

It's our 10th birthday in September and the beginning of our 2018 - 2019 season! To celebrate 10 wonderful years of music-making, and to commence fundraising for our target of £15,000 for our extra-special anniversary activities this year, we are having a candlelit party at Light House Restaurant on Thursday 20th September, at 7.30pm.

Richmond Green, by local artist Sarah Manolescue - our fabulous Auction prize www.sarahmanolescue.co.uk

Tickets are £35 and will include:

·      A glass of fizz upon arrival 

·      A candlelit three-course dinner 

·      A World-class performance by Jigsaw Players of Mozart, Piazzolla, Dvorak, and Handel-Halvorsen.

·      The auction of ‘Richmond Green’ by renowned local artist Sarah Manolescue 

·      Fantastic raffle prizes from top local and international brands

In addition to our annual free workshops at libraries, and heavy subsidy of ticket prices, our 2018 - 2019 season will bring us into secondary schools, see our first free, public, open-air concert next June 2019 in Wimbledon, and we are delighted to announce we are also sponsoring the appearance of a young, up-and-coming Estonian jazz trio in November at Light House - who have to be heard to be believed! You can find details of all these events throughout our website. 

Once you are seated and have chosen your first two delicious courses our String Quartet will strike up, playing favourites everyone will recognise. 

Before dessert, there will be a second musical interlude, after which we will auction Sarah Manolescue's stunning painting, 'Richmond Park' and draw the lucky winners of our incredible raffle prizes, worth 1,000s of pounds and donated by exclusive local and international brands.

 

Musical Programme

Extracts from the following pieces will be performed:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine Kleine Nacht Music

Astor Piazzolla: Libertango for String Trio

Antonín Dvořák: The American String Quartet

Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia

Claus-Dieter Ludwig: Theme and Variations on "Happy Birthday"

 

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TICKETS: £35 per person includes a 3-course meal, concert, and glass of fizz upon arrival. Get now 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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Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony | Schools' Event at New Wimbledon Theatre
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony | Schools' Event at New Wimbledon Theatre

Bringing Chris Riddell’s acclaimed novel Goth Girl & the Sinister Symphony to vivid life through musical performance alongside Chris Riddell’s own live illustration at the New Wimbledon Theatre. 

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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. 

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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

SOLD OUT

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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.

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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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