SSA

Superior String Alliance

Times are different; everyone is making changes and adjustments to what they do. In the arts, it is particularly hard, since so much of the magic relies on being in-person.

One organization that is evolving and utilizing creativity and technology to keep fulfilling its mission is the Superior String Alliance. Normally, they have a traditional summer camp experience that takes place at Presbytery Point in Michigamme, Michigan. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise, Danielle Simandl (Executive Director of SSA) and the staff decided the best option was to go virtual.

Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Danielle about how the camp experience has changed, how they've handled the challenges of going virtual, and how they're providing the camp experience with some modifications:


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The Superior String Alliance Chamber Players are comprised of the SSA Camp Faculty, and they perform concerts throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to spread the joy of live string chamber music, and to raise money for the SSA Camper Scholarship Fund.  Three of the players joined Kurt Hauswirth in studio during Classiclectic to talk about the upcoming tour, their favorite camp moments, and previewed one of the selections you may hear as they perform on tour.

Here is a bit of the Vivaldi they performed for us in studio:


SSA Chamber Players 6-13-16

Jun 14, 2016

S.S.A. Chamber Players on Tour 12-10/13-15

Dec 10, 2015