“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)

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

Janos Gereben San Francisco Classical Voice

“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 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

“(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. Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    8:30 PM

    Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite

  2. Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite

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  3. Soloist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic

    7:59 PM

    John Williams - Escapades Andrew Constantine, conductor Fort Wayne Philharmonic

  4. Residency Recital at SUNY Fredonia

    8:00 PM

    Music of Roshanne Etezady, Elliott Carter, Warren Benson, Rob Deemer and Derek Bermel

  5. Soloist with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band

    7:30 PM

    7:30pm, Corson Auditorium IAA Band Matthew Schlomer, conductor Timothy McAllister, saxophone

    Ingolf Dahl Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra

  6. Soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; John Adams Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM
  7. Soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; John Adams Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM
  8. Soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; John Adams Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM
  9. Soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; John Adams Saxophone Concerto

    2:30 PM
  10. PRISM Quartet at World Cafe Live with Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman

    7:30 PM
  11. Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    Gershwin - An American in Paris

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  12. Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    7:30 PM

    Gershwin - An American in Paris

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  13. PRISM Quartet with Tim Ries & Miguel Zenon at World Cafe Live

    7:30 PM
  14. Performance of John Adams’ City Noir with The Nashville Symphony

    7:30 PM
  15. Performance of John Adams’ City Noir with The Nashville Symphony

    7:30 PM
  16. Performance of John Adams’ City Noir with The Nashville Symphony

    7:30 PM
  17. PRISM Quartet at World Cafe Live with David Liebman and Greg Osby

    7:30 PM
  18. Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    Midori and Susanna Mälkki Chicago Symphony Orchestra Pavilion Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:00 PMGates Open 8:00 PMConcert Start

    Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet

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  19. Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    West Side Story Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    David Newman, Conductor

    Pavilion Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:00 PMGates Open 8:00 PMConcert Start

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  20. Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    West Side Story Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    David Newman, Conductor

    Pavilion Friday, July 18, 2014 5:00 PMGates Open 8:00 PMConcert Start

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  21. Soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 2014 BBC PROMS; John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Marin Alsop makes a welcome return following her triumph at last year’s Last Night, to conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s First Symphony. Originally designated a ‘symphonic poem’, the work retains all the programmatic colour this suggests. A young hero travels through life, marvelling at nature and growing to maturity, but encountering the sorrows and conflicts of Fate at every turn.

    Mahler’s long-limbed lyricism meets its match in the muscular drive of John Adams’s Saxophone Concerto, written for virtuoso soloist Timothy McAllister, and his iconic orchestral miniature Short Ride in a Fast Machine, which pulses with anarchic life.

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  22. Soloist with Utah Wind Symphony; John Mackey Soprano Sax Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Utah Wind Symphony Scott Hagen, conductor Timothy McAllister, soprano saxophone John Mackey Soprano Sax Concerto (2008)

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  23. PRINCETON SOUND KITCHEN PRESENTS: PRISM QUARTET

    8:00 PM

    The Prism Saxophone Quartet performs new works by Princeton composers, including Steven Mackey’s “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral”

  24. Soloist with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Avner Dorman’s Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Season Opening Concerts for the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015 Season under the direction of Avner Dorman. Featured will be his Soprano Saxophone Concerto performed by acclaimed virtuoso Timothy McAllister.

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  25. Soloist with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Avner Dorman’s Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    See Oct. 15

  26. Soloist with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Avner Dorman’s Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    See Oct. 15

  27. Soloist with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Avner Dorman’s Saxophone Concerto

    4:00 PM

    See Oct. 15

  28. PRISM Quartet: Coastal Concerts

    2:00 PM

    Coastal Concerts’ November offering will be a long-overdue “first.” Although there have been woodwind and brass groups featured in previous seasons, the saxophone has never before been highlighted. And this time the audience will be treated to four virtuosos on this unique and versatile instrument, which is technically a member of the wind family but has many brass characteristics.

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  29. Soloist with the New World Symphony; John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Sounds of the Times “John Adams and the American Sound” John Adams, conductor Timothy McAllister, saxophone

    PROGRAM Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements Norman: Try Adams: Saxophone Concerto Copland: El salón México

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  30. Soloist with the Utah Wind Symphony; 2014 Midwest Clinic

    8:30 AM