MAURICE COHN conducts TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from The Nutcracker Just in time for the holidays, Maurice Cohn leads the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in selections from Tchaikovsky's iconic Nutcracker score. The story of The Nutcracker, loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann fantasy, is the story of a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King. Audiences can get into the festive holiday spirit early with Tchaikovsky's joyous score from his most famous ballet, The Nutcracker. The miniature overtures, triumphant marches, Russian, Arabian and Chinese dances, and the Waltz of the Flowers will showcase the brilliant sound of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Experience the joy and splendor of this holiday classic as the composer brings the toys and sweets to life in a concert that sounds like sugar and spice and everything nice.