Solange (Knowles), who started out her career as a pop R&B artist, partly known as Beyonce’s sister, took quite a turn in her career when she started coming up with some exciting experimental twists within R&B/Soul on her albums A Seat At The Table and When I Get Home.
Now, as a number of outlets report, Solange has composed a score for the New York City Ballet. The score is still untitled. Her piece for a chamber ensemble will accompany a ballet choreographed by Gianna Reisen. Solange’s music will be performed by some of her collaborators and also members of the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
Solange and Reisen’s work will premiere on Wednesday, September 28, at New York’s Lincoln Center. The piece will be performed again on October 1, 8, 11, and 16 as well as May 2, 11, 13, 17, and 18. The show is part of the New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion Gala, which pairs choreographers with designers. Solange and Reisen’s performance will feature costumes by Alejandro Gómez Palomo of Palomo Spain.
Solange’s foray into ballet is one of many new creative ventures for the 36-year-old multi-disciplined artist, who started as a backup dancer for her older sister Beyoncé in Destiny’s Child and later moved into singing, releasing four solo albums, including her 2002 debut Solo Star and her most recent When I Get Home in 2019.