“Soloist Timothy McAllister proved brilliantly up to the enormous demands — vast spreads of pitches, disjunct lines that wanted to be as lyrical as possible and some dazzling scurries.”

Scott Cantrell The Dallas Morning News (4/25/12)

“John Adams said he wouldn’t wish [that alto saxophone solo] on anyone, but Timothy McAllister dispatching it with wonderful grace on this world premiere evening.”

Fred Child Commentary from American Public Media/Performance Today’s coverage of Gustavo Dudamel’s Inaugural Concert with the LA Phil

“the main attraction of this enjoyable St. Louis Symphony album, conducted by David Robertson, is Adams’ Saxophone Concerto, composed for the virtuosic Timothy McAllister, who plays it here. Stacked with swing-era allusions, moody 4am interludes and cartwheeling acrobatics, it is unpretentious fun from start to finish”

Richard Morrison The Times London (5/31/14)

“brilliant solos were in abundance, especially by Timothy McAllister…”

Janos Gereben San Francisco Classical Voice

“(John) Adams goes for more than stylizations with [City Noir’s] wily jazz spine. Keeping a sweaty, smoky after-hours jam percolating were Timothy McAllister’s volcanic sax…”

Lewis Whittington American Record Guide (Sept/Oct 2010)

Performances

  1. Faculty Artist Series

    4:00 PM

    Works by Bassett, Stockhausen, Lauba, Steinberg, Desenclos

  2. Faculty Artist Series

    8:00 PM
  3. PRISM Quartet

    8:00 PM
  4. Crane Festival of NEWMUSIC

    8:00 PM
  5. QUORUM Residencies

    9:00 AM
  6. The New England Saxophone Symposium

    8:00 PM
  7. College Music Society Conference Composer’s Concert

    9:00 AM
  8. Ann Arbor Springfest

    8:00 PM
  9. PRISM Quartet

    8:00 PM

    Works by Carillos, Sung, Browning, Gubaidulina, Hsu, Thorne and Wuorinen

  10. PRISM Quartet

    8:00 PM

    Works by D’Rivera, Hsu, Levy, Albright, Sung, Higdon, Browning

  11. Brave New Works

    8:00 PM
  12. Performance

    8:00 PM

    Works by Carter, Broening, Wanamaker

  13. Duo Nuova

    8:00 PM

    Works by Poulenc, Rogers, Denisov, Schuller (Premiere), Vaughan-Williams, Albright