“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

“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


  1. Recital at North American Saxophone Alliance Region V

    3:15 PM

    Music of John Adams, Elliott Carter and Milton Babbitt; Liz Ames, piano

  2. Soloist with the Texas A&M University Symphonic Band; TMEA Convention

    7:30 PM

    TMEA Convention San Antonio, TX Frank Ticheli Saxophone Concerto Texas A&M University Symphonic Band Dr. Timothy Rhea, conductor

  3. Recital: Goodson, McAllister, Kaenzig, Hawes

    2:30 PM

    Belle Nuit CD Release Concert including special guest, Fritz Kaenzig, tuba music of Bruch, Franck, Vaughan Williams, Messiaen, and more!

  4. LA Phil New Music Group: Green Umbrella Series

    8:00 PM

    Works by Nono, Francesconi, Berio and Scelsi. Gustavo Dudamel, conductor. Jennifer Koh, violin.

  5. Asian Tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; John Adams’ “City Noir”

    8:00 PM
  6. Asian Tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; John Adams’ “City Noir”

    2:00 PM
  7. LiveConnections presents PRISM Quartet and Uri Caine

    7:30 PM

    LiveConnections brings you unique collaborations and fresh sounds from some of the best artists today, in the intimate atmosphere of World Cafe Live. LiveConnections is pairing Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Uri Caine, “a musical polymath with abundant improvising skills” (NPR), with the acclaimed PRISM Quartet for a concert of adventurous new music. Building on the artists’ reputations as innovators, LiveConnections has commissioned Caine to write a quintet for piano and saxophones that fuses modern jazz and new classical styles. The program also features music by Dutch avant-pop composer Jacob TV from PRISM’s Pitch Black CD, and recent solo piano music by Caine.

  8. Belle Nuit: CD Celebration and Benefit

    7:30 PM

    Music of Bruch, Messiaen, Franck, Gabel, & more! Gail Williams, horn; Randy Hawes, bass trombone; Tim McAllister, saxophone; Kathryn Goodson, piano

  9. Wall to Wall World Premieres: Curtis Institute of Music

    7:30 PM

    Presented by PRISM Quartet, Inc. in partnership with the Curtis Institute of Music, PRISM presents an electrifying program of world premieres of new saxophone quartets by Bang on a Can composer and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Julia Wolfe; Grammy Award-winner Michael Daugherty; the Curtis Institute’s David Hertzberg; Princeton University’s Emma O’Halloran, Viet Cuong and Jonathan Russell; counter)induction’s Kyle Bartlett; Solon Snider and Mark Macaluso, winners of the PRISM/Walden School Commissioning Award; and PRISM’s own Matthew Levy. The program also features the U.S. premiere of “La Caverne des Idées” by Leilei Tian, winner of the Rome Prize.

  10. Performance with Los Angeles Philharmonic; Steven Mackey “Mnemosyne’s Pool”

    7:30 PM

    Steven Mackey is an electric guitarist and composer whose concert music is influenced by all the jazz and rock he’s played. The World Premiere of his new, 45-minute orchestral work is followed by Reich’s moving three-act video opera (2002) about advancing technology, created in tandem with visual artist Beryl Korot and combining projections with live performers.

  11. Performance with Symphonieorchestre des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    8:00 PM

    John Adams CITY NOIR Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

  12. Performance with Symphonieorchestre des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    8:00 PM

    John Adams CITY NOIR Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

  13. Heritage/ Evolution: PRISM Quartet with Chris Potter and Ravi Coltrane at the Painted Bride

    7:30 PM

    Hailed by Chamber Music Magazine for “pioneering achievements of the highest order,” the PRISM Quartet presents the next installment of Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking project featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists. This time around, Heritage/Evolution spotlights PRISM with saxophone luminaries Chris Potter and Ravi Coltrane. The program follows PRISM’s January 2015 CD release of Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1 on Innova Recordings with guest saxophonists Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón.

  14. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

    5:30 PM

    Timothy McAllister, alto saxophone; Jon Kimura Parker, piano Music of Prokofiev and Dinicu

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  15. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

    7:30 PM

    Lorna McGhee, flute; Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Tim McAllister, saxophone Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, KV 493; Charles Koechlin Épitaphe de Jean Harlow for flute, saxophone and piano; Gershwin (arr. McAllister) Preludes for saxophone and piano; William Walton Façade – An Entertainment

  16. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

    5:30 PM
  17. Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    7:00 PM

    Riccardo Muti, conductor; Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition

  18. Recital: Goodson, McAllister, Hawes

    7:30 PM

    Music of Zupko, Biedenbender, Schnyder, Fisher-Lochhead and World Premiere of “Mahagony Moods” by James Stephenson.

  19. Soloist with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; John Adams Saxophone Concerto

    8:00 PM
  20. Soloist with the University of Michigan Symphony Band

    8:00 PM

    Ingolf Dahl’s Saxophone Concerto (1949/53); Michael Haithcock, conductor

  21. Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Marin Alsop, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano

  22. Recital: McAllister/Perkins Duo

    8:00 PM

    McAllister joins with celebrated percussionist Doug Perkins! Music of Ueno, Etezady, Finnissy, Xenakis, Cage and more!