“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. TMEA President’s Concert: Soloist with the Dallas Winds

    8:00 PM

    John Corigliano: Triathlon for Saxophonist and Wind Ensemble (band version, 2023; orig 2020)
    Jerry Junkin, conductor

  2. Los Angeles Philharmonic; John Adams “City Noir”

    11:00 AM

    March 22-24, 2024 (exact times below)
    John Adams - City Noir
    John Adams, conductor

  3. The Cleveland Orchestra; John Adams “City Noir”

    7:30 PM

    April 4-6, 2024
    John Adams “City Noir”
    John Adams, conductor

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  4. Soloist with Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra

    7:30 PM

    April 20 & 21, 2024
    Rei Hotoda, conductor

  5. Soloist with Meridian Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Fuchs’s “Rush” and John Williams “Escapades”

    7:00 PM

    Meridian, MS
    Meridian Symphony Orchestra
    Peter Rubardt, conductor