Works performed by Earplay:

Fantasy for Violin and Piano
A Moment of Decision
A Moment of Discussion
Music for Viola and Piano

Henry Onderdonk (1928-2001) taught composition and theory at the University of Michigan before coming to San Francisco in 1960 to work at SF State's Music Department. He spent 34 years at San Francisco State University, where his inspirational mentoring of young composers and his intense devotion to their development as individuals became his hallmark that caused him to be beloved by colleagues and students alike. Most of his compositions are scored either for solo piano or chamber ensemble. His style is classified as both complex and lyrical. Dr. Onderdonk died this past summer while backpacking with close friends in the Sierras. He was 73.

[from program for November 12, 2001 concert]