In recognition of Maine’s climate research leaders, Maine’s Bicentennial, and the impact of warming water to the Gulf of Maine, the Maine Science Festival (MSF) has commissioned GRAMMY award winner Lucas Richman to write a symphonic exploration about climate change in the Gulf of Maine. The Warming Sea will be a multimedia piece, with its world premiere at the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s March 22, 2020 concert (Masterworks IV: Sounds of the Sea) that will serve as the 2020 Maine Science Festival headliner event and is also a Maine Bicentennial event.

The 6th Maine Science Festival is March 18-22, 2020, and the headliner event is at 3:00pm on Sunday March 22, 2020 at the Collins Center for the Arts. After the concert, the MSF will lead a talkback forum with Richman and people he interviewed, to discuss their work, their thoughts on The Warming Sea, and ways Maine can move forward.


Additional notes:

– The Bangor Symphony Orchestra has a voucher program available: $5 tickets for kids K-12 and $15 tickets for their parents/accompanying adults.

– The promo code msfwarmingsea provides a 25% discount.

Commissioning support provided by



Headliner Sponsorship