“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

“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)

“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. U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium

    8:00 PM

    January 12-13, 2018
    Soloist with US Navy Band
    CONNESSON: Saxophone Concerto ‘A Kind of Trane’
    (U.S. Premiere; version for band)
    Recital and Masterclass; Liz Ames, piano
    Music of Rogers, Biedenbender, Carter, Scott

  2. Performances with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    January 18-20
    Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
    Rafael Payare, conductor.

  3. Performances with Joffrey Ballet/Chicago Philharmonic

    8:00 PM

    Feb 7-18 “Glass Pieces”
    Choreography: Jerome Robbins
    Music: Philip Glass
    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Robbins’ birthday, Glass Pieces is a tour de force from pioneer Robbins and minimalist composer Philip Glass. This electrifying work marries artistry and athleticism to echo the pulse of 1980s metropolitan America. Hailed by the New York Times as “landmark Robbins.”
    Chicago Premiere

  4. Masterclass and Recital at Liceu Conservatory-Spain

    10:00 AM
  5. Soloist with University of Michigan Concert Band

    8:00 PM

    Courtney Snyder, conductor
    William Bolcom Concert Suite

  6. Soloist with Meridian Symphony Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    Peter Rubardt, conductor
    John Williams Escapades
    Jennifer Higdon Soprano Saxophone Concerto
    Roshanne Etezady Golden Spike

  7. Soloist with Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra; WSC Zagreb

    8:00 PM

    John ADAMS - Saxophone Concerto
    Pierre Andres Valade, conductor

  8. Selmer Showcase Concert: PRISM Quartet with Branford Marsalis; WSC Zagreb

    3:00 PM

    Matthew Levy - Forbidden Drive

  9. PRISM Quartet at the World Saxophone Congress; WSC Zagreb

    12:15 PM

    Bersa Hall
    Music of Etezady, Schumann, Bresnick

  10. Orford Musique - Saxophone Masterclasses

    12:00 AM
  11. Arosa Music Academy I

    12:00 PM
  12. Performances with The Cleveland Orchestra

    7:30 PM

    November 2-4, 2018
    Bartok’s “The Wooden Prince” complete ballet music
    Matthias Pintscher, conductor

  13. Performance with the Toronto Symphony; John Adams “City Noir”

    8:00 PM