“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 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)

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

Janos Gereben San Francisco Classical Voice


  1. Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings: Virtual Nightnotes Series

    7:00 PM

    7:00pm EDT - RSVP
    Pre-concert conversation begins at 6:45pm
    Register at https://detroitchamberwinds.org/performance/virtual-nightnotes-featuring-timothy-mcallister-with-liz-ames/

  2. Soloist with the Grand Rapids Symphony; “Catch Me If You Can”/”Cinema Paradiso”/”Gabriel’s Oboe”

    12:00 PM

    Calling all movie buffs—you don’t want to miss this! Take an unforgettable musical journey led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and the Grand Rapids Symphony. This heart-stirring program will feature iconic tunes from award-winning movies by composers like John Williams and Ennio Morricone! Go down memory lane as you enjoy favorites from Catch Me if You Can, Schindler’s List, Cinema Paradiso, Titanic, and so many more!

    Available as a virtual concert April 23-May 22!

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  3. Virginia Arts Festival: Walton’s “Facade” w/JoAnn Falletta, Hila Plitmann, Fred Child

    7:30 PM

    Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Hila Plitmann, narrator
    Fred Child, narrator