ATLAS CAMERATA ORCHESTRA
The Atlas Camerata Orchestra was established by the conductor Dalia Atlas in 1998/1990, its members drawn mainly from new immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union. The orchestra made its début in a concert tour in France during the Gulf War, when evening concerts in Israel were impossible. Dalia Atlas dedicated to the orchestra her orchestral arrangement of Schubert’s String Quintet, Op. 163, recorded for international distribution and winning much critical praise. Some Israeli composers have written specially for the orchestra and there have been recordings, particularly of less usual repertoire, also performed by the Atlas Camerata Orchestra at international festivals. Dalia Atlas remains principal conductor and music director of the orchestra.