Venture Artist User

Christopher O’Riley

Known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top, the most popular classical radio show ever, Christopher O’Riley continues to enjoy the most diverse creative life of any pianist of his generation: now in its 15th year, he collaborates with and introduces to nationwide audiences the next generation of Classical music stars every week over more than 200 stations (and the two-year PBS run of ‘From the Top Live from Carnegie Hall garnered two Emmys). As recitalist, his programs embrace a multitude of styles and genres from pre-Baroque to compositions of the present day: as concerto soloist and conductor, the dozens of works in his repertoire with orchestra span all centuries.

O’Riley needed an updated website capable of not only projecting the depth and variety of his professional work along side an equally diverse event schedule, but also serve as a new home for his official online store and a very active blog. Venture’s e-commerce functionality handles all of O’Riley’s dynamic needs for both digital downloads and traditional product fulfillment with a fully automated checkout and payment processing experience.

In addition to the e-commerce features, O’Riley’s site features a wealth of custom graphics and templates that can be used to maintain his look and feel when adding new products and downloads.

Website Highlights

  • Online store provides real time transaction processing and inventory control.
  • Customers/patrons can access digital download content (mp3 and sheet music) immediately after completing the purchase.
  • A powerful table rate based shipping calculator automates a complex and multi-tiered table of shipping and handling charges for more than 100 countries with unique shipping qualifications.
  • More than a dozen custom product image templates helps reinforce O’Riley’s updated graphic design and makes it simple to add new products down the road.
  • Extra Smartphone savvy by using large, finger friendly contact points throughout the entire design.
  • Custom designed event category images help reinforce each one of O’Riley’s primary event types (broadcast, featured soloist, recitals, and chamber music).
  • A picture is worth a thousand words: testimonials combined with supporting photography help reinforce O’Riley’s reputation.
  • Liberal use of high quality videos throughout the professional features pages.
  • A password protected backstage pass page for prospective presenters to visit contains a wealth of full length audio content organized in multiple playlists and embedded mp3 players.
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