On the cusp of Black History Month, soprano Kathleen Battle and pianist Joel Martin will bring a timely program of traditional black spirituals, titled "Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey," to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Battle's bell-like voice and exquisite technical precision have helped garner her five Grammy awards for her operatic endeavors. The concert's message will be further accentuated by excerpted readings from Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, performed by actors Nora Cole and David Shakes. The Rochester Festival Chorus, conducted by Jason Holmes, will also perform.
Kathleen Battle and company will perform "Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey" on Saturday, January 30, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. $20-$85. 454-2100; eastmantheatre.org.