“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)

“(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)

“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

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

Janos Gereben San Francisco Classical Voice

Performances

  1. PRISM Quartet: Residency and Recital

    12:20 PM
  2. Performance

    8:00 PM
  3. Performance

    8:00 PM
  4. Performance

    8:00 PM
  5. Performance

    2:00 PM
  6. Performance

    2:00 PM
  7. World Premiere of Robert Brownlow’s “Two by Four”

    8:00 PM

    Faculty Artist Recital featuring Brownlow’s “Two by Four”, a two-movement work for flute, alto saxophone, cello, and vibraphone. Jill Heyboer, flute; Timothy McAllister, alto saxophone; Jeffrey Lastrapes, cello; David Hardman, vibraphone.

  8. Performance

    8:00 PM

    Performance of Roshanne Etezady’s GLINT with IAC Faculty and University of Colorado Professor of Clarinet Daniel Silver. IAC Faculty Composer’s Forum Concert in the Dendrinos Chapel/Recital Hall.

  9. Guest Masterclass

    1:00 PM

    Saxophone Masterclass for CSU-Long Beach saxophone students. For more information, contact Prof. James Barrera at http://www.jamesbarrera.com/Contact.html

  10. World Premiere of John Adams’ “City Noir”

    7:00 PM

    For his Inaugural Gala and Opening Night Concert, Gustavo Dudamel conducts the world premiere of John Adams’ City Noir, a major orchestral work inspired by LA itself and commissioned by the LA Phil. This historic event concludes with Dudamel conducting Mahler’s First Symphony. Gala packages which include a pre-concert reception, preferred concert seating and dinner and dancing following the concert are available now. For Gala package details, please call the Special Events hotline: 213.972.3051.

    More information on the work and midi sound clip can be found at: www.earbox.com/W-citynoir.html

    The Inaugural Gala will be telecast internationally, throughout the United States (via PBS Great Performances), Europe, South America and Asia. The concert is scheduled to air Oct. 21 on PBS stations and will be followed by a DVD release from Deutsche Grammophon on Nov. 23. Arte/ZDF will broadcast the concert in Europe on Oct. 18.

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  11. Recital and Masterclass

    7:30 PM

    Masterclass for IAA Saxophonists at 1:30pm; Recital at 7:30pm, Dendrinos Chapel. Guest performers include Tymn Wallace, piano, and Deborah Chodacki, clarinet. Program to include works by Francis Poulenc, JacobTV, Olivier Messiaen, Evan Chambers, Roshanne Etezady, and Astor Piazzolla.

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  12. Salon Concert hosted by Spirit of the Senses

    7:00 PM

    Solo Salon Concert in the Meadowbrook home of renowned contemporary architects, Atherton & Keener (www.athertonkeener.com). More information on the home can be found HERE.

    Repertoire to include unaccompanied works by Luciano Berio, Caleb Burhans, Igor Stravinsky, Giacinto Scelsi, and more.

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  13. 2009 Festival of New American Music

    8:00 PM

    PRISM Quartet performs music of Roshanne Etezady, William Albright, Ken Ueno, Donnacha Dennehy, Nick Didkovsky, Matt Levy, Tim Ries, Gregory Wanamaker, Jennifer Higdon, Bernard Rands, and Martin Bresnick.

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  14. West Coast, Left Coast: Dudamel conducts Salonen, Harrison, and Adams

    8:00 PM

    Encore performance of John Adams’ City Noir as part of the contemporary music festival: West Coast, Left Coast.

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  15. Stockhausen Memorial Concert #2 hosted by Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble at ASU

    7:30 PM

    Faculty and Guest Artists perform works by the late Karlheinz Stockhausen in a two-day festival in ASU School of Music’s Katzin Concert Hall. Featured works include Entfuhrung/Abduction for saxophone and electronics, Saxophon for soprano saxophone and bongos, and Knabenduett for two soprano saxophones. Performers include Timothy McAllister, David Wegehaupt, Patrick Murphy, and Allison Dromgold.

  16. Soloist with Clear Lake HS Wind Ensemble

    7:00 PM

    Preview concert for Clear Lake High School’s appearance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

  17. Soloist with Dobson High School Wind Symphony

    8:00 PM
  18. Performance

    7:30 PM

    Saxophonist for James DeMars’ 75-minute concert-opera, Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Roses, presented by the Phoenix Art Museum in honor of the annual Guadalupe celebrations involving Latino artists and the Latino community.

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  19. Performance

    2:30 PM

    Saxophonist for James DeMars’ 75-minute concert-opera, Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Roses, presented by the Phoenix Art Museum in honor of the annual Guadalupe celebrations involving Latino artists and the Latino community.

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  20. TCA Performance With A View: “ASU SaXmas”

    9:30 AM

    The Friends’ sponsored “Performance with A View” series will offer a free monthly event in the TCA Lakeside Room. These informative, entertaining and informal performances will feature guest artists from a variety of artistic disciplines. This community outreach series is open to Friends of TCA and to the public. Coffee service begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program follows at 10 a.m. Optional gallery and facility tours follow. Featured on Dec. 15 at 9:30am is Dr. Timothy McAllister and the ASU Saxophone Ensemble performing holiday and seasonal arrangements in classical and jazz styles. Fun for the whole family!!

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  21. The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference

    8:30 AM

    Featured (alumni) soloist with the Clear Lake High School Wind Ensemble, Joe Munoz, director.

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