“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)

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

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

“…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

“the audience was left breathless by the astonishing virtuosity of Timothy McAllister”

Bertrand Hainaut DIAPASON (France) (1/4/2018)

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

Daniel Coombs Audiophile Audition

“World-renowned saxophonist Timothy McAllister’s brilliant, crowd-pleasing performance was equal parts rock-star swagger and supremely polished musicianship”

Leonidas Lagrimas The Buffalo News (12/8/2019)

“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 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 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)

Latest Release

Brussels Philharmonic: Lost Horizon (featuring Connesson's 'A Kind of Trane')

Brussels Philharmonic: Lost Horizon (featuring Connesson’s ‘A Kind of Trane’)

Coming soon (U.S. release: April 12, 2019) on Deutsche Grammophon!

Release Date April 7, 2019
Producer Deutsche Grammophon

Upcoming Performances

  1. New York Philharmonic; John Adams’s “City Noir”

    8:00 PM

    May 28, 29 & June 2, 2020
    John Adams, conductor
    Music of Adams, Prokofiev and Olga Neuwirth (World Premiere)

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