“McAllister was phenomenal, giving a dazzling performance that rocked the audience to its feet for a prolonged and well-deserved ovation”

Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Oct 2013)

“a fearless musician and risk taker…a one-of-a-kind artist the way Yo-Yo Ma is”

John Adams Pulitzer Prize Laureate and Grammy-winning composer

“…jaw-dropping technical display…a well-known master of his instrument.”

Daniel Coombs Audiophile Audition

“the audience was left breathless by the astonishing virtuosity of Timothy McAllister”

Bertrand Hainaut DIAPASON (France) (1/4/2018)

“…breathtaking and spectacular…a revolution displayed in the hands of an artist…”

Donald Sinta Earl V. Moore Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Saxophone, The University of Michigan

“McAllister was the tirelessly virtuosic soloist, playing with rhythmic drive and confident swagger…”

Hugo Shirley The Telegraph (UK) (9/5/14)

“McAllister is at the center of what’s probably the most mainstream classical saxophone disc of the decade - John Adams’ City Noir and Saxophone Concerto on Nonesuch”

David Patrick Stearns The Philadelphia Inquirer (April 2014)

“World-renowned saxophonist Timothy McAllister’s brilliant, crowd-pleasing performance was equal parts rock-star swagger and supremely polished musicianship”

Leonidas Lagrimas The Buffalo News (12/8/2019)

“a titan of contemporary music and the instrument in general”

Zachary Lewis The Plain Dealer, Cleveland (10/7/14)

“Adams imparts a lighter touch to the orchestration to support the solo alto saxophone’s sinewy lines, played with wondrous dexterity by Timothy McAllister”

Pwyll ap Sion GRAMOPHONE Magazine (Aug. 2014)

Latest Release

Notturno: Timothy McAllister & Liz Ames

Music of William Albright, David Biedenbender, Edison Denisov, Bruno Mantovani, Steven Stucky, Augusta Read Thomas.
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and PRISM Quartet member Timothy McAllister releases his first solo album on XAS Records with acclaimed pianist Liz Ames. Marking 25 years since his debut solo recording, this compendium draws together cherished masterpieces in the repertoire alongside new discoveries to usher in the instrument’s future.

Release Date July 24, 2020
Producer XAS Records
Catalog Number 109

John Corigliano’s Saxophone Concerto “Triathlon” RESCHEDULED!

Ann Arbor, Michigan -
After a bit of uncertainty following its cancellation during the COVID-19 Pandemic, official word has arrived of American icon, GRAMMY, PULITZER, and ACADEMY AWARD winning composer JOHN CORIGLIANO’s new saxophone concerto, entitled TRIATHLON, to be premiered April 7-9, 2022 with the incredible San Francisco Symphony and GRAMMY-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrerro!

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Upcoming Performances

  1. DCWS: Structurally Sound Series -“Vaudeville Revival at the Redford”

    3:00 PM

    Nearly one hundred years ago during the “Roaring Twenties,” Detroit was a leading center of Vaudeville and Variety music. Detroit and its many theaters were destinations for musicians everywhere. The Redford Theatre was one such venue, which comes alive again with the sounds of Vaudeville featuring DCWS core musician and University of Michigan Professor of Saxophone, Timothy McAllister. He will be joined by pianist Liz Ames and members of the University of Michigan Saxophone Ensemble.
    Advance Tickets: General $30 | Senior $25 | 35 & Younger $15*
    *35 and under tickets only available by phone

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  2. Seattle Symphony; John Adams’ City Noir

    7:30 PM

    January 6-9, 2022
    John Adams, conductor

  3. Soloist with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Ibert and Schulhoff

    7:30 PM

    Jan.28-29; Thomas Wilkins, conductor

  4. John Corigliano’s Saxophone Concerto “Triathlon” (World Premiere)

    7:30 PM


    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    San Francisco Symphony

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  5. PRISM Quartet premieres “Graffiti II” by Roberto Sierra; Musical Fund Society 200th Anniversary

    3:00 PM

    Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Live Excerpts

  • Abduction from Montag aus Licht

    Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Children's Songs

    Chick Corea
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and 11 Instruments

    Andrew Mead
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra

    Ingolf Dahl
  • Csardas

    Vittorio Monti
  • Deep Blue (2003) for alto saxophone and percussion

    Luca Vanneschi
  • Duo Sonata for Two Baritone Saxophones

    Sofia Gubaidulina
  • Escapades: Suite from "Catch Me If You Can"

    John Williams
  • Six Bagatelles (2002) for alto saxophone and bassoon

    Andrew Mead
  • Sonata, Mvt. IV Nocturne et Final

    Fernande Decruck
  • Urban Thoughts for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra

    Daniel Worley