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Orchestra Unimi

Founded in 2000 the Orchestra UniMi has become – under its Music Director Alessandro Crudele – one of the leading youth orchestras in Italy, representing a new venture in the Italian music scene.

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The Orchestra UniMi is one of Milan’s leading orchestras. Under the directorship of Alessandro Crudele the orchestra has forged new paths within the Italian music scene, working with internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists. And, with performances in the prestigious concert halls of the Tonhalle Zurich and the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Orchestra UniMi has found success among both its audience and critics alike helping it to become one of Italy’s finest contemporary orchestras.

As a companion to the orchestra’s output, the website documented the orchestra through photography, biographical information, current orchestra members and vacancies, as well as providing contact information, latest news and information, plus concert calendars and archives of historic concerts. Whilst most of the information was online in various forms, the project goals were to align and consolidate all of these elements into a centralised resource that would have little to no complications for continued management. Furthermore, the orchestra expressed a desire to simplify the process of managing this content in multiple languages. In fact, their existing content had a number of discrepancies between content revisions due to the complexity of the existing multilingual setup.

In addition to a streamlined content management system, a new, elegant, and mobile-ready aesthetic was developed to match the professionalism and acclaim of the orchestra. The new aesthetic serves multiple purposes: to refresh the look of the website, unify the presentation of content and also make the content much more accessible. Deployed on a customised, lightweight build of WordPress, the new Orchestra UniMi website features sleek and engaging visuals that help promote content, improve navigational efficiency and user engagement, and ultimately capture the essence of The Orchestra UniMi.

Brand Guidelines

As a part of the University of Milan the visual specification for the orchestra's website needed to include references to details and small embellishments to the University website and branding.

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XHTML 1.0
This project is built in accordance to the XHTML 1.0 Strict specification.

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Mockup design for Orchestra Unimi
Mockup design for Orchestra Unimi
Mockup design for Orchestra Unimi
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Bespoke Design

Every pixel - every detail - has been considered to provide a beautifully elegant visual that inspires, evokes and instills. A bespoke design is exclusive; a perfectly mixed combination of original aesthetic and branding to create a look that can only be found on this website.

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Responsive Layout

This website has been designed and built to provide the optimum experience regardless of whether you’re using a tablet, smartphone or desktop computer. Mobile users enjoy subtle enhancements that improve site navigation and ease of use whilst accessibility extends to support the WCAG 2.0 specification.

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Tailored CMS

A powerful content management system (CMS) enables us to easily control the content on our website. This website incorporates unique, tailor-made features designed to improve the efficiency of content management as well as ensure a consistent display of information.

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Wordpress

Wordpress provides a feature-rich, easy to use platform for managing your website content. It powers millions of the World's websites and has great extensibility through custom plugins and themes. And developed by the open source community means it features the latest web technologies.