“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)

“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)

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

Daniel Coombs Audiophile Audition

“…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

“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 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

Latest Release

Kenneth Fuchs: Spiritualist (with Saxophone Concerto “Rush”)

Celebrating Kenneth Fuchs’s fifteen-year musical collaboration with JoAnn Falletta and the London Symphony Orchestra! Our fifth Naxos recording, featuring four star soloists, was released on 10 August 2018. Order today: https://naxos.lnk.to/spiritualist

Release Date August 10, 2018
Producer NAXOS
Catalog Number 8.559824

Fuchs and Adams Albums are GRAMMY Finalists!

Timothy McAllister is featured on two different albums that are nominated as finalists in the classical category for the coveted “BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM.” His performance of Kenneth Fuchs’s Saxophone Concerto “Rush” with the London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, cond., appears on the NAXOS album “Spirtualist” featuring four concertos by Kenneth Fuchs, and he appears as saxophone soloist in John Adams’s “City Noir” with the Berlin Philharmonic an…

Upcoming Performances

  1. University of Calgary Concert Series; McAllister/Ames Duo

    8:00 PM
  2. Soloist with Paducah Symphony Orchestra; Paul Creston Saxophone Concerto

    8:00 PM

    Raffaele Ponti, conductor

  3. University of Texas-Austin; McAllister/Ames Duo Recital and Masterclass

    8:00 PM

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