Independent Lens

S21 E19 | PREVIEW

Trailer | Pipe Dreams

Pipe Dreams challenges preconceived notions about an age-old instrument—the pipe organ—while introducing viewers to a new generation of passionate, talented young organists in the intense lead up to the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC), widely regarded as the Olympics for organ music and which attracts virtuosi under the age 35 from all over the world. Who will come out on top?

AIRED: June 22, 2020 | 0:00:30
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TRANSCRIPT

- [Announcer] Welcome

to the Canadian International Organ Competition.

- [Organist] It's like Olympic for organ.

- [Announcer] Prizes amount to over $100,000.

- Can you just slap me a littlebit, no literally, slap me.

Thank you.

- I've never done this to myself before,

put myself under this much pressure.

- [Organist] The final round's been haunting me at night.

- I'm first Chinese competitor, I'm desperate

to win this competition.

- [Narrator] "Pipe Dreams",part of Independent Lens on PBS.

(organ music)

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