“…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 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)

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

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

“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)

“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)

“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

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

McAllister ‘wows’ with the BPO!

Timothy McAllister joined Maestro Thomas Wilkins with the superb Buffalo Philharmonic this past weekend, showcasing two different saxophone concertos on the same program across two evenings. The Buffalo News critic Leonidas Lagrimas’ full review can be found HERE.
“World-renowned saxophonist Timothy McAllister’s brilliant, crowd-pleasing…

Upcoming Performances

  1. Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings: “3volution: A History of the Trio”

    3:00 PM

    Featuring: Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin; Laurence Lieberson, clarinet; Robert White, trumpet; Timothy McAllister, saxophone

  2. Soloist with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

    7:30 PM

    President’s Day Concert
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor

  3. Soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Connesson Concerto ‘A Kind of Trane’

    10:00 AM

    March 6 10:30; 8pm & March 7, 8pm

  4. PRISM Quartet: Mending Wall (March 21-23)

    8:00 PM

    Please visit https://mendingwall.prismquartet.com for full information!
    Mending Wall is a fully staged concert exploring the meaning of walls in our world by giving musical form to questions about identity, community, division, and freedom. Soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Arturo O’Farrill join the PRISM Quartet in world premiere performances of works by four visionary composers—Martin Bresnick, George Lewis, Juri Seo, and O’Farrill—who take inspiration from poetry by Robert Frost, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Waly Salomão, and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Directed by Jorinde Keesmaat with lighting design by Aaron Copp.

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