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SOLANGE KNOWLES WILL BECOME THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO COMPOSE AN ORIGINAL SCORE FOR THE NYC BALLET


Solange, the singer-songwriter, and Houston Native will soon be adding ballet composer to her repertoire. The multi-hyphenate will compose a commissioned score at this year’s New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Gala’s 10th-anniversary celebration on September 28th. Making her the first Black Woman to have composed a score for the production. “very excited to announce I’ve composed an original score for the New York City Ballet choreography by Gianna Reisen , score performed by the City Ballet Orchestra + soloist from my ensemble.” The Houston Native said in a Tweet on Monday.


The yet-to-be-titled production will be made up of some of Solange’s musical collaborators and members of the City Ballet Orchestra and will feature a soloist from Solange’s own ensemble.

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