Solange Takes NYC
The Knowles family takes NYC! Solange Knowles is now the second Black woman in the New York City Ballet to write an original composition. Solange debuted her original piece on Wednesday, Sept 28th, and the sky’s been the limit ever since!
The singer/songwriter was accompanied by her beloved family; including her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and her big sister, Beyoncé.
“The score is composed for a chamber ensemble that will be made up of some of Solange’s musical collaborators and members of the City Ballet orchestra,” according to the New York Times.
Beyoncé Celebrates Solange
Beyoncé took to Instagram to acknowledge her younger sister’s accomplishment and make it known that this was a monumental moment!
“My beloved sister, there are no words to express the pride and admiration I have for you,” the Grammy Award winner writes. “You are a visionary and one of one. The piece you composed is phenomenal. I love you deep.”
According to CBS News, Lido Pimienta was the first ever Black woman to compose a score for the NYC Ballet in 2021. Solange’s original score is for Play Time and choreographed by Gianna Reisen. With all her hard work in writing music, she has turned her expertise into something quite beautiful to see.
Beyoncé concluded her post with what she had to say to people that would minimize her sister’s accomplishment.
“Might I suggest you don’t f*** with my sis,” she wrote.
Fans can buy tickets and still have a chance to see the piece. Word around town, it is something extraordinary.