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

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

“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)

“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 titan of contemporary music and the instrument in general”

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

“…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)

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

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

“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

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

New Dates Added for 2019-2020 Season!

Tim’s 2019-2020 Season includes featured and debut solo appearances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, Seattle Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic, as well as return engagements with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Click on ‘Performances’ for more details.

Upcoming Performances

  1. Soloist with the RNCM Wind Symphony; Ingolf Dahl’s Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM
  2. Soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    December 7, 8pm; December 8, 2:30pm
    Thomas Wilkins, conductor
    Fuchs: Rush for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
    Glazunov: Concerto for Alto Saxophone
    Walker: Lyric for Strings
    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

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

    7:30 PM

    President’s Day Concert
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor

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

    10:00 AM

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

  5. Virginia Arts Festival: Walton’s “Facade” w/JoAnn Falletta, Hila Plitman

    7:30 PM

    Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Ensemble
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Hila Plitman, soprano; Kevin Deas, baritone
    Fred Child, Presenter

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