“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)

“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)

“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. PRISM Quartet: “Le saxophone spectral”

    8:30 PM
  2. Recital

    7:30 PM
  3. Recital

    8:00 PM
  4. Featured Guest Artist

    10:00 AM

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Masterclass 3:00 PM Recital

    For registration and ticket information, contact www.mus.cmich.edu/saxday.htm

  5. Recital

    5:30 PM
  6. PRISM Quartet: “World Premieres”

    8:30 PM
  7. Reading/recording sessions

    10:00 AM
  8. Performance

    10:00 AM
  9. PRISM Quartet: “PITCH BLACK: The Music of Jacob ter Veldhuis”

    8:30 PM
  10. NYSSMA Winter Conference

    10:00 AM

    “The State of the Saxophone: what students think they know, and what they need to know”