Florence, November 16 - An auction in Florence is offering the winner a chance to conduct the orchestra of world-renowned conductor Zubin Mehta. The auction will take place November 24 at a human-rights benefit organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Center in conjunction with organizers of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy's oldest music festival. The winner will get a chance to take the baton at the podium of the spring event's orchestra after taking lessons with Mehta, its principal conductor. Mehta, born in India and of Persian origin, is the music director for life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.