"Giving back to the Community with Summerhays Music" ~ Utah Wind Symphony featuring Guest Artist Timothy McAllister
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join the Utah Wind Symphony under the baton of Scott Hagen as we open the 2014-2015 concert season with Timothy McAllister featured on John Mackey's Soprano Sax Concerto.
Other repertoire on this perfomance to include Rocky Point Holiday by Ron Nelson, On This Bright Morning by David Maslanka, Festival Variations by Claude T. Smith and Open Space by Brian Balmages.
Dont miss this great concert of exciting music by some of the best Wind Ensemble composers! We look forward to seeing you there!
Timothy McAllister, Saxophone
Hailed by The New York Times as a “virtuoso…one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation”, "brilliant" (The Guardian, UK), and "a sterling saxophonist" (The Baltimore Sun), Timothy McAllister is one of today’s premier concert soloists. A member of the renowned PRISM Quartet, he is a champion of contemporary music credited with dozens of recordings and over 150 premieres of new compositions by eminent and emerging composers worldwide. His rise to international fame came with his celebrated work in John Adams’s “City Noir,” filmed for the Deutsche Grammophon label as part of Gustavo Dudamel’s inaugural concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and, later, the world premiere of John Adams’s Saxophone Concerto in August 2013 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the composer in the Sydney Opera House. Subsequent critically-acclaimed U.S. and International premieres with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, BBC Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony followed, along with a major recording on the Nonesuch Label praised by media all over the globe.
McAllister has been a soloist with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Elgin Symphony, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force, United States Navy Band, Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, Tokyo Wind Symphony, Pacific Symphony and the Nashville Symphony,among others. An in-demand orchestral saxophonist, he has toured in the U.S. and abroad with both the Los Angeles Phiharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, among many others.
A renowned teacher of his instrument, he has served on the faculties at Northwestern University, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. A Valade Teaching Fellow for the Interlochen Arts Camp and a clinician for the Conn-Selmer and D’Addario companies, he was recently appointed Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, succeeding his legendary mentor, Donald Sinta.
When & Where
Utah Wind Symphony
The Utah Wind Symphony is unlike any other group currently performing in Utah. This premiere ensemble is a wind and percussion band, reflecting the tradition of wind bands in America. Originally organized by a U of U graduate student and a local high school band director, the UWS now includes a talented mix of professional freelance musicians, music educators, and faculty from 3 of Utah's universities. Also represented in this organization are the nation's finest music institutions, with participating alumni from Julliard and the Manhattan School of Music, as well as graduates from BYU, the University of Utah, Utah State, and Weber State University. The product of this confluence of musical talent promises to result in an ensemble unlike anything else currently happening in Utah.
The Utah Wind Symphony has been selected to play at the 2014 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. This is a very exciting opportunity for the Wind Symphony being the only adult band from the U.S. to perform at this years clinic. The wind symphony went through a rigorous audition process consiting of capturing live recordings, creating a cd as well as collecting references and putting together a packet for submission. There are many submissions every year and many are not selected. Most groups try several times before being selected to perform at the clinic. The wind symphony is honored to have been selected and is very excited to represent the great state of Utah at the clinic this December.