I have a couple of CD's by the "Twelve Girls Band", which plays variations on classical and popular music on a combination of traditional Chinese instruments and other instruments. I enjoy it, for the most part, but I've never seen them live. Their music is more 'pop' than 'classical' even though the themes are works by Beethoven and Mozart, as well as show tunes and pop works such as Enya.
In the "Live Music" thread I posted a review of Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings Symphony as performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. It was wonderful to experience.
The few ballet's I've had the opportunity to see live were performed with recorded music, rather than live orchestra, sadly. They were still enjoyable, but the small venue either lacked the room or the money for both orchestra and ballet troupe, so they opted for canned sound. I'll have to journey up to St. Louis someday to see one performed as they should be.
Quod scripsi, scripsi.