September 29, 2013
Season Opening Concert
Congressman Rush Holt, Narrator
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Gershwin An American in Paris
Rodgers and Hammerstein
The King and I, Sound of Music
Copland Lincoln Portrait
Sousa Semper Fidelis, Stars and Stripes Forever
Return to 2013-14 Season
Rep. Rush Holt has represented Central New Jersey in Congress since 1999. He is a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, believing that arts play a crucial role in our society. Rep. Holt was Assistant Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, the largest research facility at Princeton University. Holt was also a five-time winner of the game show “Jeopardy.” In February 2011, Holt beat Watson, an IBM computer, in a simulated round of Jeopardy at an event to promote innovation.
An active Member of Congress and a strong voice for his constituents, Rep. Holt serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Natural Resources. Holt also served on the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century chaired by former US Senator and astronaut John Glenn. Rep. Holt helped write the College Cost Reduction Act – the largest college aid expansion since the GI Bill. The bill also includes Holt's provision to provide upfront tuition assistance for math, science, and foreign language teachers, supporting Holt’s effort to strengthen such education in the U.S. Throughout New Jersey's 12th District (Central New Jersey), Rep. Holt has developed a reputation as a tireless advocate for his constituents. He has assisted over 21,000 constituents with inquiries, producing resolutions for problems ranging from Medicare to veterans’ healthcare to immigration. Rep. Holt is married to Margaret Lancefield, a physician and Medical Director of the Princeton Charity Care Clinic.