Sympatico Percussion to Perform Thursday


The Lee University School of Music will welcome Sympatico Percussion Group to present a concert and masterclass for this season’s Performing Arts Series (PAS). The concert will take place on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall, and the masterclass will take place earlier that day from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Pangle Hall.  

The performance will feature pieces such as “Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea, Monkey Mind, Spanish Waltz, Percussion Sonata No. 2, and “Whoa, Nellie!” 

“Simpatico” is defined as “compatible; having shared attributes or interests,” and the Sympatico Percussion Group exhibits a true connection of musical backgrounds, aesthetics, and vision.  

Sympatico members include Scott Herring, Joseph Krygier, Chris Lizak, Johnny Mendoza, and Susan Powell. They draw from their many years of performing throughout North America and abroad with chamber ensembles, orchestras, military bands, and as soloists, in addition to considerable cumulative pedagogical experience holding college professorships. 

Originating in 2008, Sympatico has performed for community, university, and festival concert series as well as at several Percussive Arts Society events throughout the United States. The group creates programs with entertainment and intrigue, virtuosity and poignancy, and appealing melodies and vibrant rhythms from around the world. Their diverse and eclectic repertoire includes rudimental drumming, ragtime xylophone, pop transcriptions and wonderfully uncategorized original compositions that embrace global streams of contemporary musical styles.  

The Thursday evening performance and the masterclass is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.  

For those unable to attend in person, livestream viewing will be available at  

For more information about Sympatico Percussion Group, visit  

For more information about PAS or Lee’s School of Music, visit or call (423) 614-8240.  

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