Best Bets: The Cinematic Orchestra

Nov. 14

(Eddie Alcazar)
(Eddie Alcazar)

The Cinematic Orchestra has always defied category and convention. It’s been 12 years since the ensemble, led by Jason Swinscoe and Dom Smith, released a studio album. In 2007, “Ma Fleur” was recognized for its bold departure from the group’s sonic traditions. It’s been continuously celebrated, with tracks like “To Build A Home” spilling out of televisions, cinemas and radios long after its release. The band’s new album explores the timeless question: What to believe? This fall, audiences will hear the seven-piece band’s electronic live arrangements on its first U.S. tour in more than a decade.

The Cinematic Orchestra

7 p.m. Nov. 14, Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City; $15 to $30, Englert Box Office, (319) 688-2653 or Englert.org/events/

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