“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)

“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

“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 “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

    7:30 PM

    President’s Day Concert
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor

  2. Soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Connesson Concerto ‘A Kind of Trane’

    10:00 AM

    March 6 10:30; 8pm & March 7, 8pm

  3. Virginia Arts Festival: Walton’s “Facade” w/JoAnn Falletta, Hila Plitman

    7:30 PM

    Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Ensemble
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Hila Plitman, soprano; Kevin Deas, baritone
    Fred Child, Presenter

  4. Seattle Symphony; John Adams’ City Noir

    7:30 PM

    April 16-19, 2020
    John Adams, conductor

  5. New York Philharmonic; John Adams’s “City Noir”

    8:00 PM

    May 28, 29 & June 2, 2020
    John Adams, conductor
    Music of Adams, Prokofiev and Olga Neuwirth (World Premiere)