“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

“…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

“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)

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

Daniel Coombs Audiophile Audition

“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)

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


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Upcoming Performances

  1. Soloist with Utah Wind Symphony; John Mackey Soprano Sax Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Utah Wind Symphony Scott Hagen, conductor Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone John Mackey Soprano Sax Concerto (2008)

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  2. Performance with Civitas Ensemble

    3:00 PM

    Music to include works of Augusta Read Thomas, Richard Strauss, and Roshanne Etezady


    8:00 PM

    The Prism Saxophone Quartet performs new works by Princeton composers, including Steven Mackey’s “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral”

  4. Soloist with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Avner Dorman’s Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Season Opening Concerts for the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015 Season under the direction of Avner Dorman. Featured will be his Soprano Saxophone Concerto performed by acclaimed virtuoso Timothy McAllister.

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  5. Soloist with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Avner Dorman’s Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    See Oct. 15

Live Excerpts

  • Abduction from Montag aus Licht

    Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Children's Songs

    Chick Corea
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and 11 Instruments

    Andrew Mead
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra

    Ingolf Dahl
  • Csardas

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

    Luca Vanneschi
  • Duo Sonata for Two Baritone Saxophones

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

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

    Andrew Mead
  • Sonata, Mvt. IV Nocturne et Final

    Fernande Decruck
  • Urban Thoughts for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra

    Daniel Worley