Baithak
Presenting Hindustani Classical Music in a Traditional Baithak Setting

Hindustani Music Baithak

Objective

Hindustani Classical Music is traditionally a ‘baithak’ style of music.  In an intimate setting, an artist and the music lovers experience music together and music can reach unexpected heights, often lost in large concert halls.


LearnQuest Academy of Music proposes to continue this tradition of ‘baithaks’ in the New England area.  In recent times, the music lovers had the benefit of such experience when Gundecha Brothers and Anand Bhate performed in baithaks.


LQ Baithak Forum

LearnQuest has formed the “LQ Baithak Forum” with annual membership by individuals, families and institutions. The membership period will run from Jan 1st  to Dec 31st , during which a minimum of 5 baithaks will be held. The membership fee will allow all members to attend the baithaks free of additional charge. Non-members will pay a higher fee to attend the events based on space availability.

Features & Benefits

The baithaks will focus on Hindustani vocal and instrumental music.

The primary venue is The Hall at 125 Prospect St., Framingham, MA 01701.

The baithak’s will normally take place on Friday/Saturday evenings or Sunday 4:00 PM In unusual circumstances, week-nights or weekend mornings may be considered.

There are 4 categories of annual membership (non-transferable).

 Individuals - $125.00

 Couples - $225.00

 Families - $250.00 (children between age 10-18 years only)

 Musical Institutions - $275.00. Includes 2 transferable passes to all Baithak programs. All young students between ages 10-18 years who are registered at the institution can attend free of charge. All adult students get a discount of 10% on the above fees.

Non-members will pay a higher fee of $30.00 per baithak, provided there is space available.

A 2-3 week advance notice will be given for the Baithaks.

If anyone becomes a member during mid-year, the following years dues will be prorated based on the number of Baithak’s that were held.

In addition, LearnQuest will accept tax-deductible charitable donations for this initiative.

Next Step

To become a member please pay the membership fee for the selected Membership category through the Dues and Ticket purchase tab. If you have any questions please email jawed.wahid@gmail.com.