The Warming Sea
March 19, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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The Warming Sea

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Please join the Maine Science Festival for an evening centered around climate change in Maine, culminating in the world premiere of The Warming Sea.

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, and threatening lobsters and causing severe harm to the ocean itself.

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 scientists, researchers, and 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 The Warming Sea performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra: an exploration of hope in the face of the climate crisis.


  • Season subscriptions are now available; this event is currently only available as an “add on” to a BSO season subscription
  • $25 adult / $10 student