“McAllister is at the center of what’s probably the most mainstream classical saxophone disc of the decade - John Adams’ City Noir and Saxophone Concerto on Nonesuch”

David Patrick Stearns The Philadelphia Inquirer (April 2014)

“…breathtaking and spectacular…a revolution displayed in the hands of an artist…”

Donald Sinta Earl V. Moore Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Saxophone, The University of Michigan

“McAllister was the tirelessly virtuosic soloist, playing with rhythmic drive and confident swagger…”

Hugo Shirley The Telegraph (UK) (9/5/14)

“the audience was left breathless by the astonishing virtuosity of Timothy McAllister”

Bertrand Hainaut DIAPASON (France) (1/4/2018)

“…jaw-dropping technical display…a well-known master of his instrument.”

Daniel Coombs Audiophile Audition

“Adams imparts a lighter touch to the orchestration to support the solo alto saxophone’s sinewy lines, played with wondrous dexterity by Timothy McAllister”

Pwyll ap Sion GRAMOPHONE Magazine (Aug. 2014)

“World-renowned saxophonist Timothy McAllister’s brilliant, crowd-pleasing performance was equal parts rock-star swagger and supremely polished musicianship”

Leonidas Lagrimas The Buffalo News (12/8/2019)

“McAllister was phenomenal, giving a dazzling performance that rocked the audience to its feet for a prolonged and well-deserved ovation”

Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Oct 2013)

“a titan of contemporary music and the instrument in general”

Zachary Lewis The Plain Dealer, Cleveland (10/7/14)

“a fearless musician and risk taker…a one-of-a-kind artist the way Yo-Yo Ma is”

John Adams Pulitzer Prize Laureate and Grammy-winning composer

Latest Release

PRISM Quartet: Heritage/Evolution Vol. 2

Heritage/Evolution, Vol. 2 is a celebration of the saxophone. The intrepid PRISM Quartet joins sax icons Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter to explore their instrument’s dual lineages in classical music and jazz. “But that’s just a starting point,” writes WNYC’s John Schaefer. “The works presented here reconcile two apparently divergent traditions, from totally notated scores at one end to completely free improvisation at the other, and a dizzying array of possibilities in between.”

Release Date August 13, 2021
Producer XAS Records
Catalog Number XAS 113

John Corigliano’s Saxophone Concerto “Triathlon” RESCHEDULED!

Ann Arbor, Michigan -
After a bit of uncertainty following its cancellation during the COVID-19 Pandemic, official word has arrived of American icon, GRAMMY, PULITZER, and ACADEMY AWARD winning composer JOHN CORIGLIANO’s new saxophone concerto, entitled TRIATHLON, to be premiered April 7-9, 2022 with the incredible San Francisco Symphony and GRAMMY-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrerro!

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Upcoming Performances

  1. Soloist with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Ibert and Schulhoff

    7:30 PM

    Jan.28-29; Thomas Wilkins, conductor

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

    7:30 PM


    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    San Francisco Symphony

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

    3:00 PM

    Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Live Excerpts

  • Abduction from Montag aus Licht

    Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Children's Songs

    Chick Corea
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and 11 Instruments

    Andrew Mead
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra

    Ingolf Dahl
  • Csardas

    Vittorio Monti
  • Deep Blue (2003) for alto saxophone and percussion

    Luca Vanneschi
  • Duo Sonata for Two Baritone Saxophones

    Sofia Gubaidulina
  • Escapades: Suite from "Catch Me If You Can"

    John Williams
  • Six Bagatelles (2002) for alto saxophone and bassoon

    Andrew Mead
  • Sonata, Mvt. IV Nocturne et Final

    Fernande Decruck
  • Urban Thoughts for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra

    Daniel Worley