“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)

“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)


  1. Seattle Symphony; John Adams’ City Noir

    7:30 PM

    January 6-9, 2022
    John Adams, conductor

  2. Soloist with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Ibert and Schulhoff

    7:30 PM

    Jan.28-29; Thomas Wilkins, conductor

  3. John Corigliano’s Saxophone Concerto “Triathlon” (World Premiere)

    7:30 PM


    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    San Francisco Symphony

    Ticket Information
  4. PRISM Quartet premieres “Graffiti II” by Roberto Sierra; Musical Fund Society 200th Anniversary

    3:00 PM

    Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

  5. Soloist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra; John Corigliano’s “Triathlon”

    7:30 PM

    David Alan Miller, conductor