“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 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)

“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. 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. PRISM Quartet: Mending Wall

    3:00 PM

    Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 | 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. | McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall

    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.

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  4. Vox3Machina at SVSU’s Rhea Miller Concert Series

    7:30 PM

    Timothy McAllister, soprano and alto saxophones
    Randall Hawes, bass trombone
    Kathryn Goodson, piano

    Music of Daniel Schnyder, Bruch,
    William Grant Still, Stephen Rush, Ellen Rowe,
    Jim Stephenson & more

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

    2:00 PM


    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    San Francisco Symphony

    4/7 - 2:00pm; 4/8 - 7:30pm; 4/9 - 7:30pm

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

    3:00 PM

    Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

  7. Soloist with the Farmington Community Band

    3:00 PM

    Damien Crutcher, conductor

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

    7:30 PM

    David Alan Miller, conductor

  9. PRISM Quartet: World Premieres (NYC)

    7:00 PM

    Old Tune Renewed (world premiere) by Bright Sheng
    Breath (world premiere) by Jungyoon Wie,
    New work (world premiere) by Flannery Cunningham,
    Home For A While (world premiere) by Julian Hofstetter,
    And a repeat performance of Graffiti II by Roberto Sierra, premiered in May 2022 in celebration of the Musical Fund Society’s 200 anniversary.

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  10. Soloist with the NOI Philharmonic; Paul Creston’s Concerto

    8:00 PM

    National Orchestral Institute + Festival Philharmonic
    Paul Creston: Saxophone Concerto, Op. 26
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor

    Concert and recording for NAXOS “American Classics” series

  11. Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

    7:30 PM

    ARTISTS | Ran Dank, Tessa Lark, Philip Setzer, Luke Lentini, Kevonna Shuford, Peter Eom, Paul Watkins, Kevin Brown, Timothy McAllister, Pelia String Quartet

    DVORÁK Terzetto in C major, Op. 74, B. 148
    GOLDSTEIN Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet
    H. WATKINS Quintet for Piano and Strings “Variations on a Schubert Song”
    SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, “The Trout”

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  12. PMTA Conference Featured Recital: McAllister/Ames Duo

    8:00 PM

    Music of Schubring, Creston, Hughes, Candey, Jolley, Myers, and Ho

  13. Colorado Music Festival; “City Noir” and “Kaleidoscope” Concert

    7:30 PM

    July 14, 2022
    Chautauqua Auditorium
    John Adams: City Noir
    John Adams, conductor

    July 15, 2022
    Chautauqua Auditorium
    “Kaleidoscope: Road Movies”
    Featured in Stacy Garrop’s “Phoenix Rising” and Roshanne Etezady’s “Recurring Dreams.”

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  14. IAC Faculty Recital: David Biedenbender’s “Refraction”

    8:00 PM

    Interlochen Arts Camp
    Faculty Recital
    David Biedenbender: Refraction
    Dwight Parry, oboe
    Timothy McAllister, alto saxophone
    Lin Ma, clarinet
    Sandra Jackson
    William Short

  15. Soloist with Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra; Tyshawn Sorey World Premiere

    10:00 PM

    World Premiere of “ADAGIO (For Wadada Leo Smith)” for alto saxophone and orchestra by Tyshawn Sorey. Elena Schwarz, conductor.

  16. Arosa Music Academy Residency & Concerts

    7:00 PM
  17. PRISM Quartet: BOAC Tribute; Wolfe, Lang, Gordon (World Premiere)

    7:30 PM
  18. Soloist with Ann Arbor Symphony; Muniz & Still

    8:00 PM

    Jorge Muniz’s “Motown Dreams” and William Grant Still’s Romance

  19. Soloist with LVAA Wind Ensemble; Kenneth Fuchs’ “Rush” & Kimberly Archer’s “Zoomies” (World Premiere)

    7:00 PM

    John Seaton, conductor
    Kenneth Fuchs: Rush (version for wind ensemble)

  20. Soloist with Grand Rapids Symphony; John Adams Concerto **POSTPONED**

    8:00 PM

    50th Birthday Concert!
    Grand Rapids Symphony
    ADAMS: Saxophone Concerto
    Carlos-Miguel Prieto, conductor
    October 21-22, 2022

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  21. Recital/Masterclass - McAllister/Ames Duo - The Hartt School **POSTPONED**

    3:00 PM

    Project Encore CD Release Tour

  22. McAllister/Ames Duo at Interlochen Arts Academy

    7:30 PM

    7:30pm, Dendrinos Chapel/Recital Hall
    Music of Glazunov, Jolley, Myers, Candey, Cutler, Garrop, and Scott

  23. Soloist with the Monterey Symphony; Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto

    7:30 PM

    GLAZUNOV: Saxophone Concerto in Eb Major, Op. 109
    Jayce Ogren, conductor

  24. Masterclass at Sax.co.uk (London, UK)

    7:00 PM

    Clinic and Presentation in conjunction with Backun Musical Services/Eastman Music Company

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  25. Residency - McAllister/Ames Duo - Royal Northern College of Music

    8:00 AM
  26. 76th Midwest Clinic: Soloist with LVAA Wind Ensemble

    3:00 PM

    John Seaton, conductor
    Kenneth Fuchs: Rush (version for wind ensemble)
    Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Wind Ensemble