So she's Don Quixote? "Yes, that's me," says Cleveland, "or, anyway, that's the plan. I'll be sitting up there front and center. The way I see it, the whole thing's really a giant orchestral solo with a huge range of emotion from the sublime to the sentimental to the dramatic.
"It's technically difficult, but difficult in a way that appeals to me — not so many double and triple stops but more all over the instrument, using the whole range of the instrument. It can get dicey, all that diving back and forth, but that's what makes it exciting, too."
Exciting? One might even say heroic.
[Review published December 2007]