Solange makes history with the NYC Ballet

New York, New York - Singer Solange has made history as the first Black woman to ever compose music for the New York City Ballet.

Singer Solange Knowles has made history as the first Black woman to ever compose an original score for the New York City Ballet.
Singer Solange Knowles has made history as the first Black woman to ever compose an original score for the New York City Ballet.  © Jason Kempin/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

While many know Solange Knowles (36) as the little sister of music icon Beyoncé (40), she's established quite an impressive career of her own.

Now, the younger sis can add setting a Black history milestone to her belt, as she announced on Twitter that she has "composed an original score" for the NYC Ballet, making her the first Black woman ever to do so.

Solange's score will premier at the Fall Fashion Gala’s 10th anniversary celebration in September at the legendary Lincoln Center, and will honor the ballet's vice chair, actor Sarah Jessica Parker.

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The title of the production has yet to be revealed, but it will be performed by the City Ballet Orchestra. The singer also shared that it will include a "soloist from my ensemble."

The show will be staged again on select dates in October and May of next year, with tickets available for purchase at the NYC Ballet's website starting at $38.

If you can't make it to the show, Solange's music can be revisited on her last record, 2019's When I Get Home.

Cover photo: Jason Kempin/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

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