The autumn performance season reaches its peak during the final months of the year, and an array of hogaku performances, including rare koto pieces, gagaku and dance, will be presented this November.

Namino Torii is a colleague of the master Yamada-style koto player Shoin Yamase, about whom I wrote in my last column. Torii is also one of the most accomplished Yamada-style players of her generation. Her 15th recital will feature some unusual and rare pieces.

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