“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)

“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)

“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

“(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)


  1. Faculty Recital and Masterclass

    11:00 AM
  2. PRISM Quartet: “The Red Saxophone”

    7:30 PM
  3. CBDNA Western/Northwestern Division Conference

    12:04 PM
  4. Performance

    8:00 PM

    Works by Agocs, Dancigers, Kritsotakis, Little, Mallamud, Sparr, and Tsontakis

  5. NASA Biennial Conference

    12:06 PM
  6. PRISM Quartet: “Low Blow: Music for Four Baritone Saxophones”

    7:30 PM

    Works by Michael Gordon, Roshanne Etezady,Martin Bresnick, Matthew Levy, Sofia Gubaidulina, and more!

  7. Performances and Recording for the NAXOS label

    12:10 PM
  8. International Festival Institute Texas Festival Orchestra

    12:11 PM
  9. Lontano Festival of American Music: Celebrating John Harbison’s 70th Birthday

    12:14 PM

    Works by John Adams, Kati Agocs, Daniel Asia, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Roshanne Etezady, Steven Stucky, and John Harbison

  10. Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Concert

    12:18 PM

    Works by Martin Bresnick, Augusta Read Thomas, James Primosch, Salvatore Sciarrino, and the World Premiere of Bernard Rands’ Memo 6b

  11. PRISM Quartet: “Memo to Self”

    7:30 PM

    Works by Zack Browning, Kati Agocs, Augusta Read Thomas, and the Premiere of Bernard Rands’ PRISM (Memo 6b)