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Solange Knowles Makes History As First Black Woman To Compose Score For New York City Ballet


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Beyoncé’s younger sister, Solange Knowles has been selected by the New York City Ballet to write an original song for an upcoming ballet production.

The Grammy-winning singer is now the second woman and the first black woman to write a score for a show for the organization in over 70 years.

The 36-year-old singer-songwriter took to social media to announce that she composed the music for the Fall Fashion Gala. A celebration of the organization’s tenth anniversary, which will be honoring Vice President Sarah Jessica Parker and will be held at Lincoln Center in New York on September 28, 2022.

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According to the New York Times, the singer’s piece “Cranes in the Sky” will be performed by a chamber ensemble that includes members of the City Ballet Orchestra and several of Solange’s frequent collaborators.

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The production will be presented later this year on October 1, 8, 11 and 16 after its debut during the Fashion Gala.

According to the publication, the piece will air five more times during the company’s Spring 2023 season on May 2, 11, 13, 17 and 18.

Solange’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, expressed her deep excitement following her multi-Grammy-winning daughter’s latest performance on Instagram.

Solange Knowles Makes History As First Black Woman To Compose Score For New York City Ballet

“I’m so proud of Solange! She’s always kicking in doors and opening doors for other artist of color!” she wrote in the caption.

“Now she has written and composed the most beautiful piece of music for the New York Ballet,” she continued. “Solange is the third woman and the first black woman to compose a piece for the New York Ballet!!” congratulations my little genius. I love you and I’m very proud! Keep opening doors.”


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