Works performed by Earplay:

Reiter's Raga
Sonata for Flute and Harp

Dan Reiter, born on June 17, 1957 in Brooklyn, is the principal cellist of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Fremont Symphony, and the Festival Opera Orchestra. With these orchestras, he has performed the Schumann Cello Concerto, Don Quixote, and Three meditations from Mass by Leonard Bernstein. ln 2012, Dan received an lrvine grant to write for the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and on May 3, 2OI3, had the world premiere of his Mysterium.

In 1980, his piece for three cellos, harp, and doumbeck received critical acclaim in the Oakland Symphony's Sound Spectrum series. During this period, he created music for clarinet, cello and bass. One of these works, Reiter's Raga, was recast for clarinet, viola and cello, and performed by Earplay on tour in California in 2006. Dan has played with Earplay as a guest artist since 1988.

Dan has studied Indian classical music with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and is performer and arranger on two CDs with master Khan. There is found much influence from Indian music in Dan's compositions, mostly in his works for cello and harp, such as Aubade and Windflow.

In the 1980's, Dan formed the Pacific Arts Trio, made up of flute, cello, and harp. This trio performed and toured the western U.S. for ten years. During this time, he created many arrangements and composed Phantasie Trio and his Sonata for Flute and Harp.

In 1998, Dan won an "IZZY" award for his composition and performance of Raga Bach D minor for cello, percussion, and solo dancer. ln 2006, Toccata and Fugue was premiered by the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra.

Other works by Reiter include Incantations, Ida of the sun, Khadish, Concerto a Tre, Prelude and Fugue, Prelude and Dance, In Memorium, Variations on Mirum si Laeteras, and Extension.

[from program for February 10, 2014 concert]