“…breathtaking and spectacular…a revolution displayed in the hands of an artist…”

Donald Sinta Earl V. Moore Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Saxophone, The University of Michigan

“McAllister was phenomenal, giving a dazzling performance that rocked the audience to its feet for a prolonged and well-deserved ovation”

Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Oct 2013)

“McAllister was the tirelessly virtuosic soloist, playing with rhythmic drive and confident swagger…”

Hugo Shirley The Telegraph (UK) (9/5/14)

“…jaw-dropping technical display…a well-known master of his instrument.”

Daniel Coombs Audiophile Audition

“McAllister is at the center of what’s probably the most mainstream classical saxophone disc of the decade - John Adams’ City Noir and Saxophone Concerto on Nonesuch”

David Patrick Stearns The Philadelphia Inquirer (April 2014)

“a fearless musician and risk taker…a one-of-a-kind artist the way Yo-Yo Ma is”

John Adams Pulitzer Prize Laureate and Grammy-winning composer

“a titan of contemporary music and the instrument in general”

Zachary Lewis The Plain Dealer, Cleveland (10/7/14)

“Adams imparts a lighter touch to the orchestration to support the solo alto saxophone’s sinewy lines, played with wondrous dexterity by Timothy McAllister”

Pwyll ap Sion GRAMOPHONE Magazine (Aug. 2014)

Latest Release

John ADAMS: City Noir/Saxophone Concerto; David Robertson/St. Louis Symphony

Nonesuch Records released City Noir—comprising the title piece by composer John Adams and the debut recording of his Saxophone Concerto—on May 6, 2014. Both pieces are performed by the St. Louis Symphony led by Music Director David Robertson. Saxophonist Timothy McAllister is featured on both pieces.

Release Date May 6, 2014
Producer Nonesuch Records
Catalog Number 541356

From the ‘Other Side of the Pond’ to the Salt Lake

September has been quite a life-changing month so far. I settled into my life in Ann Arbor, performed in a dream collaboration perhaps on the classical world’s biggest stage in Royal Albert Hall, and helped organize an emotional and inspiring tribute recital honoring the career and life of my predecessor and mentor at the University of Michigan, Donald Sinta. However, this week something struck me equally as deeply in my experience with the Utah Wind Symphony on Sept…

Upcoming Performances

  1. PRISM Quartet: Coastal Concerts

    2:00 PM

    Coastal Concerts’ November offering will be a long-overdue “first.” Although there have been woodwind and brass groups featured in previous seasons, the saxophone has never before been highlighted. And this time the audience will be treated to four virtuosos on this unique and versatile instrument, which is technically a member of the wind family but has many brass characteristics.

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  2. Soloist with the New World Symphony; John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Sounds of the Times “John Adams and the American Sound” John Adams, conductor Timothy McAllister, saxophone

    PROGRAM Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements Norman: Try Adams: Saxophone Concerto Copland: El salón México

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Live Excerpts

  • Abduction from Montag aus Licht

    Karlheinz Stockhausen
    Play
  • Children's Songs

    Chick Corea
    Play
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and 11 Instruments

    Andrew Mead
    Play
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra

    Ingolf Dahl
    Play
  • Csardas

    Vittorio Monti
    Play
  • Deep Blue (2003) for alto saxophone and percussion

    Luca Vanneschi
    Play
  • Duo Sonata for Two Baritone Saxophones

    Sofia Gubaidulina
    Play
  • Escapades: Suite from "Catch Me If You Can"

    John Williams
    Play
  • Six Bagatelles (2002) for alto saxophone and bassoon

    Andrew Mead
    Play
  • Sonata, Mvt. IV Nocturne et Final

    Fernande Decruck
    Play
  • Urban Thoughts for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra

    Daniel Worley
    Play