DETROIT – The world premiere of “An Armenian Trilogy,” the documentary film, will take place on April 13 and April 14 at the Detroit Free Press Film Festival, a prestigious celebration of all things film in Michigan. Last year’s festival was a great success with roughly 15,000 attendees and movie fans.
Much of metro Detroit music composer Dan Yessian’s career was built upon his ability to create catchy commercial jingles – think Detroit TV classics like his tune for a Dittrich Furs advertisement. But his life takes a dramatic turn when Yessian is asked to write a classical composition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in which 1.5 million Armenian citizens were murdered by the Turkish Ottoman Empire in 1915. The film follows Yessian’s creative path and the piece’s triumph debut by the Amenian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Yessian’s ancestral homeland of Armenia on October 14, 2017, performed by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Maestro Eduard Topchjan.
Dan Yessian is an award-winning American composer, producer, musician, and founder of Yessian Music Inc., an internationally-renowned music, production and sound design company which serves motion picture, television and advertising industries around the globe.
Yessian resides in Milford, Michigan with his wife, Kathy, whom he married in 1973. In addition to their two sons, they have five beautiful grandchildren. For more info, go to DanYessian.com.
The trailer on this page of our website is narrated by Lynn Cohen, featured in “Hunger Games,” “Munich,” and “Law & Order”.