Review: Gustavo Dudamel and pianist Behzod Abduraimov amp the passion, hold the schmaltz in Rachmaninoff at the Bowl

Perhaps understandably in an amplified outdoor venue, the soloist was slightly smothered by the orchestra during some of the score’s more intricate ensemble passages. And the central Adagio, beautifully rendered by Abduraimov, did have a timing problem, one that was not the pianist’s fault. Ambient noise may be a plague of outdoor venues, but what are the odds that a helicopter would fly over as Abduraimov began the Adagio, and a car alarm would sound in the Bowl parking lot just as the movement quietly ended?