“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. Selmer Artist Recital at Steinway Hall

    6:00 PM
  2. Guest Artist--Morning Interlude Series

    10:00 AM
  3. Soloist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra

    3:00 PM
  4. SONIC Festival hosted by American Composers Orchestra

    12:00 PM
  5. Faculty Artist Series

    2:30 PM
  6. PRISM Quartet Residency at UMKC Conservatory of Music 9/26-10/1

    12:00 PM
  7. Soloist with World Youth Wind Symphony

    7:00 PM
  8. Libby Larsen Guest Composer Residency: Performance of Holy Roller

    8:00 PM
  9. World Premiere of Alexis Bacon's Capriccio

    8:00 PM
  10. Bang on a Can Marathon

    12:00 PM
  11. PRISM Quartet presents "World Premieres"

    7:30 PM
  12. PRISM Quartet at The Stone

    10:00 PM
  13. PRISM Quartet at World Cafe Live

    7:00 PM
  14. XenakisFest: A Celebration of the Music of Iannis Xenakis

    7:30 PM
  15. Guest Classical Artist, 2nd Annual Saxophone Day, Morehead State University

    12:00 PM
  16. Performance of John Adams' City Noir with the New World Symphony

    7:30 PM
  17. PRISM Quartet: Xenakis and Beyond

    8:00 PM
  18. PRISM Quartet: Xenakis and Beyond

    7:30 PM
  19. PRISM Quartet performs Philip Glass' Concerto for Saxophone Quartet

    10:00 PM
  20. PRISM Quartet performs Philip Glass' Concerto for Saxophone Quartet

    8:00 PM
  21. PRISM Quartet performs Philip Glass' Concerto for Saxophone Quartet

    8:00 PM
  22. Region II Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance

    1:00 PM
  23. Chamber Music America Conference

    11:53 AM