Critic's picks - classical music
BANG ON A CAN Tomorrow, the so-called Banglewood festival at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art zeros in on Steve Reich (inset), the essential American composer. Reich will be on hand for a 3 p.m. talk about Sol LeWitt, and at 8 p.m., Bang on a Can performs an all-Reich program including his landmark “Music for 18 Musicians’’ as well as “Eight Lines’’ and “Video Phase.’’ $24, Mass MoCA, North Adams, 413-662-2111 or www.massmoca.org.
Tomorrow’s program, “Words Into Song,’’ features works by Dowland, Purcell, Respighi, Howard Frazin, and Melinda Wagner. On Sunday, poet Richard Wilbur will read, followed by a performance of new Wilbur settings. $20, Peterborough Town House, New Hampshire, 800-868-9613 or www.monadnockmusic.org.
James Levine’s final weekend features Berlioz and Mussorgsky tonight, Brahms tomorrow, and “Don Giovanni’’ on Sunday and Monday. David Robertson conducts Sunday afternoon. Tuesday is the family-friendly Tanglewood on Parade day, ending with fireworks. 617-266-1200 or www.tanglewood.org. JEREMY EICHLER