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THEWARMINGSEA premiered on March 19, 2022 at the Collins Center for the Arts and was 2022 Maine Science Festival headliner event. 

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.


Watch 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. AND stay tuned for the release of the FULL Warming Sea interviews with Lucas Richman and the experts who informed this symphonic piece.

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