“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

“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)


  1. Soloist with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra; Paul Creston Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Raffaele Ponti, conductor

  2. Performances with Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    7:30 PM
  3. University of Calgary Concert Series; McAllister/Ames Duo

    8:00 PM
  4. Soloist with Paducah Symphony Orchestra; Paul Creston Saxophone Concerto

    8:00 PM

    Raffaele Ponti, conductor

  5. University of Texas-Austin; McAllister/Ames Duo Recital and Masterclass

    8:00 PM
  6. Soloist with The Civic Orchestra of Abilene; Higdon Soprano Sax Concerto & more

    7:30 PM

    Jennifer Higdon Soprano Sax Concerto
    Darius Milhaud La Creation du Monde
    Steven Ward, conductor

  7. Los Angeles Philharmonic; Andriessen’s “The only one” (World Premiere)

    8:00 PM

    May 2-5, 2019
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Emanual Ax, piano

  8. Soloist with Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra; John Adams Concerto

    8:00 PM

    Roderick Cox, conductor

  9. Soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    December 7, 8pm; December 8, 2:30pm
    Thomas Wilkins, conductor
    Fuchs: Rush for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
    Glazunov: Concerto for Alto Saxophone
    Walker: Lyric for Strings
    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”