No girls allowed. That kind of vintage treehouse signage could just as easily be placed on the doors of conducting classes at classical conservatories, judging from what a rarity it is to find a woman on a concert podium. The orchestral world has long been behind in hiring equity, as evidenced by the vaunted Vienna Philharmonic not employing its first woman musician until 2003.
Have you ever been to an opera and walked out humming the concept? Theoretically, it shouldn’t happen, for the main reason companies keep staging these old works is to keep their magnificent music in the public ear. But sometimes the visions of the director and designer are so much at the forefront of a production that the music ends up playing second fiddle. Such could almost be said of Minnesota Opera’s season-opening production of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale.” Almost.
Maximum oomph: That seems to be what the Minnesota Orchestra is seeking to produce at this week’s concerts. The program begins with high drama and only lets up intermittently over the course of two hours. Flair and flamboyance flowed forth from the stage of Minneapolis’ Orchestra Hall midday Thursday, the emphatic, aggressive orchestra seemingly determined that no one would doze off during this one. The music certainly lent itself to that.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".