Dynamics not being applied on opening notes

I’m using 3rd party EASTWest symphonic orchestra.

All the other dynamics in the piece seem to be working later on.

But not on the opening notes. I put “ppp,” on first bars and 3rd bars of 1st, & 2nd violins, Viola, Celli, and Trumpet but only see it applied on 3rd bar where I put ppp again as a test.

If you switch to Play mode and look in the dynamics lane, do you see the effect of the ‘ppp’ dynamic there? Have you applied any controller data in the automation lanes that may be interfering with the playback of automatic dynamics at the start of the flow?