Solange Becomes First Black Woman to Compose Original Score for NY Ballet

Solange announced on Tuesday (Aug. 16) that she’s composing an original score for the New York City ballet debuting this fall. The unnamed song is set to premiere at the annual Fall Fashion Gala in New York on Sept. 28. She wrote, “Very excited to announce I’ve composed an original score for the New York City Ballet,” followed by a black heart emoji. Solange continued, “Choreography by Gianna Reisen, score performed by the City Ballet Orchestra and soloist from my ensemble.” Her comment section is filled with an outpour of support from her friends and loved ones. Kerry Washington commented, “Wow. This is incredible! Sooo exciting.”


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