Cellist Julie Newport is playing a collection of standard works by Beethoven, Schumann and Bloch in her concert Sunday with pianist Talia Dillahey, but there's also something different on the program. It's the aptly named Julie-o, a short piece for solo cello by the Turtle Island String Quartet, an amplified classical-jazz-bluegrass crossover group. "It's very syncopated and feels sort of improvised and offbeat," says Newport, 18, back home for the summer after her first year majoring in cello performance at Boston University. For three years, she was principal cello of the Pinellas Youth Symphony, as well as a longtime member of the Lied Trio, with whom she began performing at age 9. Sunday's concert is at 3 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $8 and $10. (813) 942-5605.
_ JOHN FLEMING, Times performing arts critic