“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 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)

“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

“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)


  1. Soloist with Orquestra Sinfonica de Galicia; Connesson's "A Kind of Trane" (SPAIN PREMIERE)

    8:00 PM
  2. New York Philharmonic; John Adams's "City Noir"

    7:30 PM
  3. Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings

    3:00 PM
  4. Soloist with Frost Symphony Orchestra (UMiami); John Corigliano's "TRIATHLON"

    7:30 PM
  5. Recital: Project Encore - McAllister/Ames at Sala Capella, Fundacio Sa Nostra, Can Tapera

    6:00 PM
  6. Soloist with Meridian Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Fuchs's "Rush" and John Williams "Escapades"

    7:00 PM
  7. Los Angeles Philharmonic; John Adams "City Noir" & Timo Andres "Made of Tunes"

    2:00 PM
  8. TMEA President's Concert: Soloist with the Dallas Winds

    8:00 PM