“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)

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

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

“…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

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

Daniel Coombs Audiophile Audition

“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)

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

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

“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

“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)

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

New Solo Projects with Orchestra 2017/2018

I’m very excited to announce upcoming recording projects with three of the world’s top orchestras to be released during 2017/2018 year!

City Noir - John Adams (recording June 2017)
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic 4-CD Box Set and DVD anthology of the music of John Adams
Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

Rush (Saxophone Concerto) - Kenneth Fuchs (recording August 2017)
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
London Symphony …

Upcoming Performances

  1. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

    7:30 PM

    August 9, 7:30pm; August 10, 5:30pm
    Bruch - Three Pieces, Op. 83, arr. for viola, saxophone and piano
    Aloysia Friedmann, viola; Tim McAllister, saxophone; Jon Kimura Parker, piano

  2. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival; “Sax and Violins”

    7:30 PM

    August 11, 7:30pm; August 12, 5:30pm
    Etezady - Recurring Dreams (2017) *West Coast Premiere
    Gershwin/arr.Blum Selections from Porgy and Bess (asx and str quintet)
    Mike Garson - Jazz Variations on a Theme of Paganini (2010)

  3. Vox3Machina Recital at Cleveland Institute of Music

    8:00 PM

    Music of Ames, Biedenbender, Stephenson, Schynder, Bruch and more!
    Kathryn Goodson, piano; Randy Hawes, bass trombone

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