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Presto to the Finish Line!: Music Celebrating the Indy 500

MAY 24, 2019 | 7:30PM 



Symphonic Overture (1992) James Barnes

The Checkered Flag (1928) Fred Jewell

Selections from The Great Race (1965) Henry Mancini, arranged by Stephen Bulla

It’s a Grand Old Day Out at the Old Speedway (1963) Hoagy Carmichael. arranged by Philip J. Lang

Missie Jordan, soloist

The 500 (1961) Joe Jordan, arranged by Dan McGlaun

Missie Jordan, soloist

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2014) Frank Ticheli

Timothy McAllister, alto saxophone

Auto Triumphal March (1915) T. Fred Henry

Internal Combustion (2000) David R. Gillingham

The Speedway Courier (1929) C. Earl Downey

Black Granite (1996) James L. Hosay

The Racer Galop (1909) Erdell Mutchler

Speedway March (1964) Josef R. Carnes

Back Home Again in Indiana (1917) James F. Hanley, arranged by Steve Rhodes

Missie Jordan, soloist


McAllister regularly performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As soloist he has recently appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 2014 London Proms, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, National Symphony, New World Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, Dallas Wind Symphony, and United States Navy Band, among others. Soprano saxophone chair of the acclaimed PRISM Quartet, McAllister serves as associate professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and spends his summers as distinguished artist faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp, the European University for Saxophone in Gap, France, and Switzerland’s Arosa Music Academy.

McAllister’s critically-acclaimed work can be heard on the Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, Navona, OMM, Stradivarius, Centaur, AUR, Albany, New Dynamic, Equilibrium, New Focus, and Innova record labels.

McAllister is credited with over 200 premieres of new works by eminent and emerging composers worldwide, and the Adams Saxophone Concerto was composed specifically for him and premiered under the baton of the composer in the Sydney Opera House in August 2013. January 2016 performances bring McAllister, Maestro Robertson, and the St. Louis Symphony together again following the great success of their GRAMMY win last year on a five-day tour of California.

Dr. McAllister’s former students enjoy great success in positions in higher education, artistic administrations, foundations, touring ensembles, premier military bands, and K-12 education.

He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, where he succeeded his legendary mentor, Donald Sinta, and has been bestowed distinguished honors such as the Albert Stanley Medal, the Earl V. Moore Award, the Paul C. Boylan Alumni Award, and the Christopher Kendell Alumni Award.