“(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)

“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)

“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

“brilliant solos were in abundance, especially by Timothy McAllister…”

Janos Gereben San Francisco Classical Voice


  1. Soloist with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra; Paul Creston Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    Raffaele Ponti, conductor

  2. Performances with Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    7:30 PM
  3. University of Calgary Concert Series; McAllister/Ames Duo

    8:00 PM
  4. Soloist with Paducah Symphony Orchestra; Paul Creston Saxophone Concerto

    8:00 PM

    Raffaele Ponti, conductor

  5. University of Texas-Austin; McAllister/Ames Duo Recital and Masterclass

    8:00 PM
  6. Soloist with The Civic Orchestra of Abilene; Higdon Soprano Sax Concerto & more

    7:30 PM

    Jennifer Higdon Soprano Sax Concerto
    Darius Milhaud La Creation du Monde
    Steven Ward, conductor

  7. Los Angeles Philharmonic; Andriessen’s “The only one” (World Premiere)

    8:00 PM

    May 2-5, 2019
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Emanual Ax, piano

  8. PRISM Quartet: World Premieres

    8:00 PM

    Music by Nina C. Young, JacobTV, Chris Biggs, Francesca Hellerman, Emily Cooley

  9. PRISM Quartet at Interlochen

    8:00 PM

    Free concert featuring music of Nina C. Young, JacobTV, Joe Lovano and more!

  10. Soloist with the World Youth Wind Symphony; Joel Love’s “Solace”

    8:00 PM

    Steve Davis, conductor
    Kresge Auditorium
    Interlochen Center for the Arts

  11. Soloist with Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra; John Adams Concerto

    8:00 PM

    Roderick Cox, conductor

  12. Recital at Pianoforte Studios, Chicago; McAllister/Zupko

    7:30 PM

    Tim McAllister joins pianist/composer Mischa Zupko for an evening of music by Zupko, Augusta Read Thomas, Lee Hyla, Kirk O’Riordan and more!

  13. PRISM Quartet: Colombian Tour (5 Cities)

    12:00 PM

    More info TBA at www.prismquartet.com

  14. Soloist with the RNCM Wind Symphony; Ingolf Dahl’s Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM
  15. Soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

    8:00 PM

    December 7, 8pm; December 8, 2:30pm
    Thomas Wilkins, conductor
    Fuchs: Rush for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
    Glazunov: Concerto for Alto Saxophone
    Walker: Lyric for Strings
    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”