McAllister performs John Corigliano’s “Triathlon” at the Colorado Music Festival

Link to CBS News - Colorado interview and rehearsal footage HERE

By Libby Smith, CBS News
“Audiences at the Colorado Music Festival got a real treat. World renowned concert classical saxophonist, Timothy McAllister, played three saxophones in one piece. He makes complex music and complicated fingering look easy.

‘Really at the core of it, it’s a really beautiful work. It’s just incredibly athletic,’ McAllister said.

The piece is so athletic it’s titled ‘Triathlon.’ It’s comprised of three movements each played with a different saxophone, soprano, alto and baritone. It’s highly unusual to see them all soloed in one piece.

‘We rarely see them in a sequence where each movement has deep challenges that would require us to specialize on every single one of those instruments,’ McAllister explained.”

For more click on the interview and video above!