Thunder & Wind combines the sonorities of some of the arguably loudest and most powerful
instruments: the pipe organ, and a variety of percussion instruments, including Japanese Taiko drums.
T&W formed in 2019 to perform a series of concerts featuring the music of Japan, involving Taiko drum ensemble, marimba, voice, piano, and organ. They performed this program as part of Kalamazoo’s Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, and Hope College. They were also an invited presenter at the University of Michigan’s 61st Annual Organ Conference. Carolyn and Rhonda have recently commissioned Native American composer Connor Cree to compose a new work for their ensemble. Upcoming engagements include concerts at the University of Northern Iowa, and Syracuse University.