Sympatico Percussion Group (Scott Herring, Joseph Krygier, Johnny Mendoza, Christopher Norton, Susan Powell) creates programs with entertainment and intrigue, virtuosity and poignancy, and appealing melodies and vibrant rhythms from around the world. The ensemble’s diverse and eclectic repertoire includes rudimental drumming, ragtime xylophone, pop transcriptions and wonderfully uncategorized original compositions that embrace global streams of contemporary musical styles. Enthusiastic audiences exclaim that Sympatico concerts are “beyond imagination…absolutely engaging!” As Sympatico, they have performed at numerous Percussive Arts Society events and for university, community, and festival concert series across the United States. All members are also active chamber and orchestral musicians performing throughout North America and abroad. Collectively, their collegiate teaching experience exceeds seventy-five years with appointments at the University of South Carolina, The Ohio State University, McMurry University and Belmont University. Sympatico member Susan Powell has Wyoming roots, having grown up in Casper. She studied for many years with former long-time Casper College faculty member Terry Gunderson, and performed often with the CC Percussion Ensemble, as well as the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. She has been a guest of ARTCORE numerous times over the past twenty years, appearing with the Sympatico Percussion Group, Pendulum Percussion Duo, as well as with the Ohio State University Percussion Ensemble.
Co-Sponsored by the Casper College Music Department, Casper College Foundation, KUYO & Hill Music. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper Area and Natrona County School District No. 1.