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Solange Knowles becomes the first Black woman to compose music for NYC Ballet

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Solange Knowles becomes the first Black woman to compose music for NYC Ballet

By Claretta Bellamy via https://www.nbcnews.com/
The singer will compose a commissioned score at the Fall Fashion Gala’s 10th anniversary celebration next month.

Singer and songwriter Solange Knowles can soon add ballet composer to her impressive list of accomplishments.

The New York City Ballet announced Monday that Knowles, 36, is composing music for its Fall Fashion Gala, making her the first Black woman and to have composed a score for a production. The event, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, will debut Sept. 28 at Lincoln Center in New York City. It will honor actor Sarah Jessica Parker, the ballet’s vice chair.

Knowles, a Houston native whose yet-to-be-titled production…

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