Maine Science Festival to present talk with Bangor Symphony’s Lucas Richman, composer of orchestral climate-change score

Posted on: February 1, 2022

“The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk by renowned composer Lucas Richman and Maine Science Festival Director Kate Dickerson about the collaborative effort to create ‘The Warming Sea’ project from 3–4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7,” reads an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (1/26) Bangor Daily News. “In January 2019, the Maine Science Festival commissioned Richman to create a symphonic piece about climate change. The 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 statewide, informed this new symphonic work, which the Bangor Symphony Orchestra will premiere in March. In this talk, Dickerson and Richman will discuss the genesis of the project, the experts who were part of it and how the piece was composed. Dickerson … has expertise in environmental policy, pollution prevention and environmental cleanup…. Richman … has served as music director for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2010…. All talks in the Mitchell Center’s Sustainability Talks series are free and will be offered both remotely … and in person.”