Join the Maine Science Festival for an evening centered around climate change in Maine, culminating in the world premiere of The Warming Sea – an Exploration of Hope in the Face of the Climate Crisis.
What is The Warming Sea?
In January of 2019 the Maine Science Festival commissioned GRAMMY award-winning composer, Lucas Richman, to compose a symphonic piece about climate change. This came about because Maine’s Bicentennial was coming up (2020), Maine has world-leading scientists and researchers focused on climate change, and the news that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. And also because the MSF recognized that we needed another way to communicate the science of climate change. The Maine Science Festival team arranged a series of conversations between Richman and scientists, researchers, and experts along the coast of Maine. These conversations, as well as perspectives provided by middle school students Richman visited throughout Maine, informed this new symphony.
The Warming Sea presents complex and sometimes overwhelming challenges through the lens of music, providing a deeper understanding of how climate change is impacting the earth than data alone has been able to convey. The Maine Science Festival intends to advance the climate conversation with this symphony, to offer hope, and to inspire action to build a better future.
The evening’s schedule
Opening conversation: Maine’s climate researchers are world renowned and their expertise in a wide variety of areas provides a deep foundation for understanding our climate and the changes that humans have caused. In our opening conversation, we learn about the work of some of Maine’s leading climate researchers, and how their work can inform our future.
Three ways to get tickets:
• BY PHONE: We’re happy to help you find great seats. Just call our box office team at 207.581.1755
• IN PERSON: We’re here for you. Stop by and say hello and get your tickets in person.
Box office hours: M-F 10 a.m– 4:30 p.m. and 60 minutes before shows.
Tickets are available at the door unless the show is sold out.
Masks and Vaccine proof required – See full policy on the CCA website