James Conlon

James Conlon

  • Client: James Conlon / Amadeus Music
  • Project: Music Director's Personal Website
  • Description: Website for renowned Music Director and Conductor of the LA Opera
  • Services: Website design, HTML, JavaScript and CSS, Flash based animated intro

James Conlon, the internationally renowned Music Director and Conductor of the LA Opera, needed a new, more modern and upscale web presence. My solution was elegant, uncluttered and easy to navigate.

The site is based on a Content Management System that allows the Maestro's staff and publicist update news, reviews, performances and other information at will.

The home page features rotating slideshow. Interior galleries provide photographs, both for access by the press and for admirers to see Conlon in performance and also at a more personal level, teaching, rehearsing and engaged in community.

Listings are provided for a catalog of audio and video recordings. There is also a versatile Performance calendar that can be viewed as small and large calendar grids as well as a text list, with links to detailed pages of information about each performance.

The site also proves news and information about the artist, including background about his career and accomplishments; as well as offering a press kit and contact information.

All of the site content can be easily updated through the Content Management System, which also allows information to be repurposed and reused. The news items and performance listings on the home page, for example, are automatically drawn from the most recent entries on the News and Performances pages and displayed in abbreviated form.