“(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

“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 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


  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

  4. World Premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s “Sweet and Doleful Timbres” with Jason Vieaux, guitar

    7:30 PM

    Chamber Music Northwest
    Reed College, Kaul Auditorium

    Two Grammy Award-winners, saxophonist Timothy McAllister and guitarist Jason Vieaux team up for their Summer Festival debuts performing the world premiere of an exciting CMNW commission by American composer Pierre Jalbert. The folk idiom of Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, the most dramatic work of this summer festival, caps this memorable program full of wide-ranging instrumental colors and ensembles, including the Dover Quartet.

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  5. PRISM Quartet: Close Encounters with Music Series

    5:00 PM

    The PRISM Quartet’s popular program, Hit Parade, features a cross-section of traditional and contemporary music. New works reflect the enormous range of cultural and aesthetic influences on today’s composers. Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for its ability to “move effortlessly between styles,” the program includes two stunningly beautiful sets of adaptations: Schumann Bouquet, selections from Robert Schumann’s Album for the Young, arranged for the PRISM Quartet by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom; and selected movements from Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino’s Pagine (Pages), a book of adaptations of works by J. S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, George Gershwin, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, and more.

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  6. DCWS: Structurally Sound Series -“Vaudeville Revival at the Redford”

    3:00 PM

    Nearly one hundred years ago during the “Roaring Twenties,” Detroit was a leading center of Vaudeville and Variety music. Detroit and its many theaters were destinations for musicians everywhere. The Redford Theatre was one such venue, which comes alive again with the sounds of Vaudeville featuring DCWS core musician and University of Michigan Professor of Saxophone, Timothy McAllister. He will be joined by pianist Liz Ames and members of the University of Michigan Saxophone Ensemble.
    Advance Tickets: General $30 | Senior $25 | 35 & Younger $15*
    *35 and under tickets only available by phone

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