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November 11, 2004 12:29 pm

Indonesian shadow puppets, orchestral concert make for intriguing evenings in Olin Concert Hall

At 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, the Bates College Orchestra presents a program including a work by conductor Philip Carlsen, a setting of poems by renowned Maine writer Wesley McNair. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, Indonesian puppet master Joko Susilo will present a shadow-puppet performance of “The Abduction of Sinta,” a central story from the Hindu epic Ramayana. Susilo will be accompanied by the Bates Gamelan Mawar Mekar (“blossom of inspiration”), an Indonesian-style gamelan orchestra, and guest musicians from New Hampshire and Minnesota. Both events take place in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates, 75 Russell St., and are open to the public at no charge. For more information, please call 207-786-6135.