“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)

“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

“…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

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

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

“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)

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

Daniel Coombs Audiophile Audition

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

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

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 Release and Video

August 10th marked the release of my recording on the Naxos label of Kenneth Fuchs’s Saxophone Concerto ‘RUSH’ with the London Symphony Orchestra and Maestra JoAnn Falletta. Almost a year to the date when this was recorded in historic Abbey Road Studios, it was indescribable standing in front of that legendary ensemble. My deepest thanks to all involved! Here is the link to the preview video

Upcoming Performances

  1. PRISM Quartet: The Anchoress (w/Piffaro) at Kimmel Center

    8:00 PM
  2. Performance with the Toronto Symphony; John Adams “City Noir”

    8:00 PM
  3. Soloist with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra; Paul Creston Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Raffaele Ponti, conductor

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