Landmarks Orchestra plays on, honors Dot Park

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra's musicians and audience stayed dry during Sunday's downpours by moving from Dorchester Park, now a registered National Historic Landmark, to St. Gregory School auditorium. Conductor Charles Ansbacher and his orchestra filled the gym with the sounds of George Gerswin and Antonin Dvorak as the rain fell outside. About 200 people braved the weather for the concert, which had been scheduled for Dorchester Park's upper ballfield.

Before the concert, dignitaries gathered to unveil a placque that will marks the park's status as a National Historic Landmark. Pictured above, left to right, are City Councilor John Connolly, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, City Council President Maureen Feeney, Dorchester Park Association President Jane Boyer, Peggy Canty of the Friends of Dorchester Park, State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry, State Representative Marie St. Fleur, and Bill O'Connell of the Friends of Dorchester Park.

Photo by Isabel Leon