To complete the first half of music, Andrew von Oeyen joined the orchestra as soloist in the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. After launching the work with those famous tolling piano chords, von Oeyen quickly revealed a highly concentrated and focused approach, thoughtfully choosing lines to project above the thick, rich and dark orchestral accompaniment. This clarity also permeated the virtuoso passagework, played with a lovely rhythmic feel, very different from the gestural way that these passages are sometimes interpreted. He opened the third movement, Allegro Scherzando, like a mad scientist in front of a collection of smoking beakers: And again, his figuration was white-hot.