Please join us for the 2022 Maine Science Festival headliner event: an exploration of hope in the face of the climate crisis, culminating in the world premiere of THEWARMINGSEA performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra on March 19, 2022 at 7 PM at the Collins Center for the Arts. 

The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans, leading to the collapse of the cod fishery, increased acidity, rising sea levels, threatening lobsters and other ocean life. 

In January of 2019, the Maine Science Festival commissioned GRAMMY award-winning composer, Lucas Richman, to compose a symphonic piece about climate change. The Maine Science Festival team arranged a series of discussions between Richman and climate experts up and down the coast of Maine. These conversations, as well as perspectives provided by middle school students throughout Maine, informed this new symphonic work.


Join us as we hear from Maine climate change experts, learn about Richman’s journey, and premiere THEWARMINGSEAperformed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra: an exploration of hope in the face of the climate crisis.