On 28 February, the world-class musician will hold two workshops and a masterclass at Catton Grove Primary School. In the evening, a fundraising concert will feature a special performance by Ms Little of her award-winning Naked Violin programme.
In an interview with Classical Music magazine, the British cellist says there could and should be far more In Harmony centres, as they are the future of music education.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4, the In Harmony founder said many schools are afraid of music "and they really don’t know what to do with it." The British cellist called on Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, to increase delivery once and for all.
The In Harmony programme in Leeds was recognised as an outstanding music education project which has made a sustained contribution to the musical achievement of a significant number of young people.
The Culture Programme of the European Union is providing €200,000 for an exchange programme that will see 2,000 young musicians and music tutors work together.
"Maestro Claudio Abbado was not only a great musician and an inspiring conductor. He was also a passionate supporter of the worldwide Sistema movement, which he recognised as a positive force in the fight against social hardship, poverty, violence and cultural deprivation", said In Harmony founder Julian Lloyd Webber.
The New Year certainly has begun on a high note for children involved in the In Harmony project in Elswick! A group of 23 young musicians from Hawthorn Symphony Orchestra performed a variety of music at Newcastle Racecourse.
In Harmony founder Julian Lloyd Webber celebrated the council’s commitment to continue inspiring and transforming the lives of children in deprived communities using the power and disciplines of community-based orchestral music-making.
"In Harmony is more than the sum of its parts, providing a highly-engaging experience for children, with not only the potential for musical outcomes, but for social and motivational outcomes too," said the National Foundation for Educational Research.
The award, sponsored by Classic FM, will honour an education project that has used classical music in an innovative way, shown musical excellence and had a positive impact on a significant number of participants.