“fantastic virtuosity and lyric beauty”

John Corigliano Pulitzer Prize Laureate, Grammy, and Oscar-winning composer

“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

James Lee III

A new concerto dedicated to McAllister for alto saxophone and orchestra from James Lee III is coming for the 25/26 season! The work pays tribute to the African-American astronaut/saxophonist Ron McNair and commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Challenger tragedy. McAllister, a Houston Bay Area native and son of NASA engineers, was a beginning saxophonist at the time of the shuttle disaster, forever inspired by McNair’s life and those of his peers the world lost that fateful day.

More details to follow! The work is fully commissioned and available for first performances and recording. Contact Martha Woods (info below).

Booking Information

Martha Woods
Jonathan Wentworth Associates Ltd.
6118 40th Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782-3012