Pulling Out All the Stops

Pulling Out All the Stops takes viewers through the intense 10 days of musicianship and competition at the inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.

Pulling Out All the Stops (Trailer)

The one-hour film also takes viewers around the world before the competition to meet the ten contestants from Paris, Cologne, Seoul, New Zealand, USA and Canada. The 10-day competition was recorded live at Longwood Gardens, home to the massive 10,000-pipe symphonic organ commissioned by Pierre S. du Pont in 1929.

Pulling Out All the Stops (Complete Program)

The international organ competition was launched in 2013 in honor of the industrialist Pierre S. du Pont, the iconic American industrialist who led both the Dupont Chemical Company and GM. Longwood Gardens, originally du Pont’s home, and the history of its unique pipe organ are also profiled. Pulling Out All the Stops was nationally distributed by American Public Television (APT) in 2015 and reached more than 80 percent of US households. The documentary was underwritten by Wilmington Trust, The Crystal Trust, The 1916 Foundation and The Frederick R. Haas Legacy Fund.