In the event Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya made a tepid debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony, drawing warm sounds from the orchestra but playing his interpretative hand too cool.
He conducted the programme (apart from the concerto) from memory, but kept steady and safe as if fixed to the score. The Spanish themes of Joaquin Turina's Danzas Fantasticas unfolded with vague inevitability, like flipping through a picture album rather than living and breathing the place. The opening of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story was nicely deadpan, but there wasn't enough danger in the brawl or recklessness in the shouts of "Mambo!". Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien glowed with broad brass fanfares and a vigorous tarantella, but again: too measured.