Traditional Romanian Music and Dance Ensemble thrills students, faculty of UST The Embassy of Romania in the Philippines, in close partnership with the University of Santo Tomas through the Office of Public Affairs, held a concert featuring the
“Traditional Romanian Music and Dance Ensemble of the Transilvania University in Brasov (UniTBv)” on April 12, 2019 at the UST Medicine Auditorium.

Gracing the event was the Head of Mission of the Embassy of Romania in the Philippines Mr. Mihael Sion. The Ensemble includes students and faculty members of mixed disciplines, with performers not only from the UniTBv Faculty of Music, but its Departments of
Engineering and the Humanities. Part of their repertoire is the sorrow chanting called doina, traditional Christmas carols, and Romanian dances and suites from the various regions of Romania, such as Jocul fecioresc (The Lads’ Dance), a festive jig done on weddings and special holidays, and Călușul, a fast folk dance which was included on the list of UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritages of Humanity in 2005. The Ensemble has performed not only in Romania and the nearby European countries, but also in China, Sri Lanka, Israel, Cuba, Mexico, and now the Philippines.

In turn, the University presented Philippine folk dances performed by the Sayaw Sining (Art of Dance) of the UST Senior High School. Following the concert, an interaction was held between the Transilvania University in Brasov delegation, composed of 12 administrative and academic officials, including its Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Liliana Marcela Rogozea, and President of Senate Prof. Dr. Mircea-Horia Tierean, and corresponding administrative and academic officials from the University of Santo Tomas.