I went to a Capital City Symphony rehearsal last night. They are going to premier a piece of mine on Sunday called Velocipede.  The atmosphere in an orchestral rehearsal is a wonderful thing.   there is a real seriousness of purpose.  Everyone there does this purely for the love of it.  It is a community orchestra But there is nothing casual or cavalier about the attitude they bring to playing music.  It is all business.  Vicky Gau, the conductor,  is a terrific rehearse-er.  She has got great ears for finding the troublesome bottlenecks in a passage and coming up with just the right fingering or phrasing that will help.   Looking forward to hearing the finished product on Sunday. ( 2:30PM  and 4:30PM at the Atlas Theater, 1333 H St NE, Weashington DC )