“(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)

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

Janos Gereben San Francisco Classical Voice

“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

“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)

“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)

Performances

  1. Faculty Artist Series: Duo SONUS

    2:30 PM

    Duo SONUS (Timothy McAllister, saxophones; Simone Mancuso, percussion)

    Faculty Artists Timothy McAllister and Simone Mancuso perform ground-breaking works for saxophones and percussion by Iannis Xenakis, Andrea Rinkemeyer, Magnus Lindberg, Luciano Berio, and Karlheinz Stockhausen!

  2. PRISM Quartet and Music From China

    7:30 PM

    Music of Bright Sheng, Huang Ruo, Fang Man, Lei Liang, and more!

  3. PRISM Quartet: Music from the Curtis Institute

    8:00 PM
  4. Performance of John Adams’ City Noir with the Oregon Symphony

    7:30 PM

    Carlos Kalmar brings down the curtain on a thrilling season with a program that highlights the extraordinary musicians of our own orchestra – including the Portland premiere of composer John Adams’ edgy, new City Noir.

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  5. Performance of John Adams’ City Noir with the Oregon Symphony

    8:00 PM

    Carlos Kalmar brings down the curtain on a thrilling season with a program that highlights the extraordinary musicians of our own orchestra – including the Portland premiere of composer John Adams’ edgy, new City Noir.

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  6. PRISM Quartet: Multiple Minimal

    7:30 PM

    Born in the early 1960s in the underground scene in San Francisco and New York, minimalism and its offshoots (post-minimalism, totalism) have become wildly popular forms of new classical music. The PRISM Quartet performs music by two of its originators and long-time champions, Terry Riley and Philip Glass, along with composers deeply influenced by their work, including John Adams, Michael Torke, and Matt Johns, winner of the 2011 PRISM Quartet/Walden School Commissioning Award.

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  7. PRISM Quartet: Multiple Minimal

    7:00 PM

    Born in the early 1960s in the underground scene in San Francisco and New York, minimalism and its offshoots (post-minimalism, totalism) have become wildly popular forms of new classical music. The PRISM Quartet performs music by two of its originators and long-time champions, Terry Riley and Philip Glass, along with composers deeply influenced by their work, including John Adams, Michael Torke, and Matt Johns, winner of the 2011 PRISM Quartet/Walden School Commissioning Award.

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  8. Faculty Chamber Series

    8:00 PM

    La Maja Dolrosa - Robert Deemer (b. 1970) I. O, Muerte Cruel II. Ah! Majo de mi vida III. De aquel majo

    Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone Valentina Shohdy, viola Lucia Unrau, piano

  9. Faculty Chamber Series

    8:00 PM

    Forever Overhead (2012) World Premiere - Roshanne Etezady (b. 1973) George Sakakeeny, bassoon Timothy McAllister, saxophone Gwendolyn Burgett Thrasher, percussion

  10. Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

    8:00 PM

    8:00pm, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

    “The Hidden World of Girls” Cabrillo Festival Orchestra Marin Alsop, conductor

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  11. Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

    3:00 PM

    3:00pm and 8:00pm

    “The Hidden World of Girls”: Stories for Orchestra Cabrillo Festival Orchestra Marin Alsop, conductor

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  12. Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

    6:30 PM

    Music in the Mountains@Nestldown, Los Gatos

    Timothy McAllister, alto saxophone Andrew Norman, piano

    Andrew Norman garden of follies for alto saxophone and piano

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  13. Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

    8:00 PM

    8:00pm, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

    Dylan Mattingly: I Was A Stranger

    Cabrillo Festival Orchestra Marin Alsop, conductor

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  14. PRISM Quartet at Wright State University

    8:00 PM

    Sunday, October 14, 2012 PRISM Saxophone Quartet 8:00 p.m. Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center Wright State University

    Repertoire TBA

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  15. Featured Masterclass for International Saxophone Symposium and Competition (ISSAC)

    3:20 AM
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  16. Guest Artist Recital—McAllister/Goodson

    7:30 PM

    November 11, 2012 7:30pm, Philips Recital Hall University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Music

    Timothy McAllister, saxophones Kathryn Goodson, piano

    Music by Andrew Norman, Caleb Burhans, William Albright, Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, Charles Ives, Roshanne Etezady, and more

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  17. World Premiere of Adam Silverman’s Saxophone Concerto with the West Chester University Wind Ensemble

    7:35 PM
  18. Tuesday Music Series at Millar

    12:15 PM

    Music for Saxophone and Organ 12:15pm, Alice Millar Chapel Eric Budzynski, organ

  19. PRISM Quartet: Chanting the Light - Terry Riley Composer Portrait

    7:30 PM

    Terry Riley Composer Portrait Concert Chanting the Light of Foresight (1987) Tread on the Trail (1964) Mandala Minatures (1999)

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  20. PRISM Quartet: Chanting the Light - Terry Riley Composer Portrait

    7:00 PM

    Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 South 18th St Philadelphia, PA 19103 (see Dec 15 program)

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  21. Featured Clinician at Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic

    3:24 AM

    Clinic: “Building Better Bridges: Modern Pedagogy for the Emerging Saxophonist”

    Synopsis: This clinic tackles the ever-evolving prerequisites for emerging, school-aged saxophonists, particularly those ultimately wishing to pursue demanding study at the collegiate level in performance or music education. Saxophone pedagogy is still in its adolescence, and many misconceptions pervade early training on the instrument. Topics for this session cover strategies for assisting students with tone, technique, multiple-tonguing, and altissimo; problems that go undiagnosed for years; and the skills collegiate professors have grown to expect from matriculating students.

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