“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)

“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)

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

Janos Gereben San Francisco Classical Voice


  1. PRISM Quartet with Rudresh Mahanthappa (NYC)

    8:00 PM

    The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall
    CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA DISCOUNT Admission is FREE for concert presenters attending the 2019 Chamber Music American National Conference. Please enter the discount code “CMA-Presenter” for a 100% discount at checkout in order to reserve a seat, and show your credentials at the door.

    Admission is HALF PRICE for all other Chamber Music America conference attendees. Please enter the discount code “CMA-Attendee” for a 50% discount at checkout in order to reserve a seat, and show your credentials at the door.

  2. Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings: “3volution: A History of the Trio”

    3:00 PM

    Featuring: Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin; Laurence Lieberson, clarinet; Robert White, trumpet; Timothy McAllister, saxophone

  3. Soloist with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

    7:30 PM

    President’s Day Concert
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor

  4. Soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Connesson Concerto ‘A Kind of Trane’

    10:00 AM

    March 6 10:30; 8pm & March 7, 8pm

  5. PRISM Quartet: Mending Wall (March 21-23)

    8:00 PM

    Please visit https://mendingwall.prismquartet.com for full information!
    Mending Wall is a fully staged concert exploring the meaning of walls in our world by giving musical form to questions about identity, community, division, and freedom. Soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Arturo O’Farrill join the PRISM Quartet in world premiere performances of works by four visionary composers—Martin Bresnick, George Lewis, Juri Seo, and O’Farrill—who take inspiration from poetry by Robert Frost, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Waly Salomão, and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Directed by Jorinde Keesmaat with lighting design by Aaron Copp.

  6. PCMS Presents Musical Fund Society 200th Anniversary Concert

    3:00 PM

    Join us in celebrating the bicentennial of a Philadelphia musical treasure with a concert of world-premiere chamber works by four of America’s finest living composers. Performed by four leading Philadelphia ensembles, the newly-commissioned works are all rooted in the history of our city, connecting audiences with the rich musical life of past and present Philadelphia.

    Network for New Music; Curtis 20/21 Ensemble; PRISM Quartet; Astral Artists

    Program of world premieres by Tania León, Stephen Jaffe, Roberto Sierra, and Augusta Read Thomas

  7. **Postponed**New York Philharmonic; John Adams’s “City Noir”

    8:00 PM

    May 28, 29 & June 2, 2020
    John Adams, conductor
    Music of Adams, Prokofiev and Olga Neuwirth (World Premiere)