After the heady excitement of Wednesday's first official concert with Andris Nelsons, the CBSO's music director-inwaiting, Friday saw a return to business as usual.
This You Call the Tunes! programme may have been just a list of top-ten favourites chosen by punters, but it was far more than a playing-by-numbers exercise.
All the items - two apiece by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Rachmaninov, plus single contributions from other composers - were delivered with total respect and attention to detail.
Conducted by CBSO violinist and assistant conductor Michael Seal, and with the orchestra's leader Laurence Jackson and principal cellist Eduardo Vassallo as two of the three soloists, it was also an in-house collaboration.
Seal, whose direction is always a model of clarity and precision, and his fellow musicians gave glowingly sympathetic and affectionate support to their colleagues.
Jackson's account of The Lark Ascending had a warmth and transparent delicacy that became totally transfixing as it progressed, and he brought considerable sweetness and spirited grace to the finale of Bruch's First Concerto; and Vassallo's songful and hauntingly soulful reading of the opening movement of Elgar's Cello concerto made one long to hear him play the whole work.
On a less serious level pianist Peter Jablonski's supplied an exuberantly jazzy account of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (matched by Robert Hill's deliciously smooching clarinet),
qualities that to an extent also informed the concluding Allegro scherzando from Rachmaninov's Concerto No 2.
Of the remainder, VW's Tallis Fantasia was the stateliest and most finely drawn (passionate, too) while Holst's Jupiter provided the evening's cracklingly jolly close with a glorious display of orchestral brilliance - and not just by the composer.